The Windsors. Image shows from L to R: Charles (Harry Enfield), Camilla (Haydn Gwynne). Copyright: Noho Film and TV.

The Windsors

Channel 4 sitcom about the Royal Family. 20 episodes (3 series), 2016 - 2020. Stars Harry Enfield, Haydn Gwynne, Hugh Skinner, Louise Ford and others.

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The Windsors. Image shows from L to R: Harry Enfield, Tim Wallers, Matthew Cottle, Vicki Pepperdine. Copyright: Noho Film and TV.

Series 3, Episode 1

The older royals are disheartened when nobody seems to notice that they're striking, so Charles tries to persuade Wills to join forces; Wills is torn and is given advice by a portrait of Queen Victoria.

Further details

With the country divided, the government have asked the Royals to cheer up Britain. Wills, Kate, Harry and Meghan are excited to bring the British people together; meanwhile, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, are striking from all royal duties in protest of the minimal rise to the Sovereign Grant. Confident that this will only make The Fab Four even more popular, Camilla plots to cause a rift between them.

Beatrice has set up a new drinks brand called 'GinVoddieRum' and wants Eugenie to be her business partner.

The older royals are disheartened when nobody seems to notice that they're striking, so Charles tries to persuade Wills to join forces; Wills is torn and is given advice by a portrait of Queen Victoria.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 25th February 2020
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Harry Enfield Charles
Haydn Gwynne Camilla
Hugh Skinner Wills
Louise Ford Kate
Ellie White Beatrice
Celeste Dring Eugenie
Kathryn Drysdale Meghan Markle
Tom Durant-Pritchard Harry
Matthew Cottle Edward
Tim Wallers Andrew
Vicki Pepperdine Princess Anne
Guest cast
Tom Stourton Jack Brooksbank
Miriam Margolyes Queen Victoria
Abraham Buckoke (as Abe Buckoke) Hipster on TV
Mark Flitton Attacker on TV
Ali Zaidi Car Factory Worker
Writing team
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Emily Priestnall Script Editor
Production team
Amanda Blue Director
Paul Schlesinger Producer
Robert Wulff-Cochrane Executive Producer
Camilla Campbell Executive Producer
George Jeffrie Executive Producer
Bert Tyler-Moore Executive Producer
Mark Williams Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Ian Masterson Composer

Press

The royal satire is back for a third season, and the truth seems to be increasingly merging with fiction. Prince Charles (Harry Enfield) proposes a strike in protest at the meagre rise in the sovereign grant, while Harry and Meghan propose a move to North America to escape the tabloids. A laugh-heavy response to The Crown.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 25th February 2020

TV review: The Windsors, series three, episode one

The main reason it works is that it's not afraid to tear in to all of the characters and mock them relentlessly, William and Kate perhaps get the easiest ride but the others are portrayed as either fucking idiots, downright evil (in the case of Camilla, at least), or conniving scumbags (Andrew, then).

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 26th February 2020
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