The Queen And I. Image shows from L to R: Jack Barker (David Walliams), The Queen (Samantha Bond). Copyright: King Bert Productions
The Queen And I

The Queen And I

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky One
  • 2018
  • 1 episode

Comedy about the abolition of the Monarchy and the Royal Family moving to the Midlands. Stars Samantha Bond, David Walliams, Julia McKenzie, Frances Barber, Oliver Chris and more.

The Queen And I. Image shows from L to R: The Queen (Samantha Bond), Jack Barker (David Walliams). Copyright: King Bert Productions

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channels
Sky One
Episodes
1
Stars
Samantha Bond, David Walliams, Julia McKenzie, Frances Barber, Oliver Chris, Amanda Abbington, Johnny Vegas, Lorraine Ashbourne and more
Writers
Sue Townsend, Stephen Russell and Ben Worsfield
Directors
Dan Zeff and Amanda Neal
Producers
Margot Gavan Duffy, Jo Sargent, David Walliams, Morwenna Gordon, Jon Mountague and Emma James
Companies

When a republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the Royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands.

Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed terrace in Hell Close (as the locals dub it), caviar for boiled eggs, and servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn what it means to be poor among the great unwashed. But is their breeding sufficient to allow them to rise above their changed circumstance or, deep down, are they really just like everyone else?

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 24th December 2018 at 2am on Sky One
Episode length
90 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 28th December 2021 at 11:00am on Sky Max
  • Sunday 4th April 2021 at 12:30pm on Sky1
  • Friday 1st January 2021 at 10:30am on Sky1

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