Sky One’s Sue Townsend adaptation The Queen & I will premiere on Christmas Eve (Monday December 24th) at 6pm, it has been announced.
The Queen & I tells the story of the downfall of the monarchy. The People’s Republican Party is elected to power and the monarchy is dismantled by the unfathomably popular Prime Minister Jack Barker. It follows the Royal Family as they are evicted from Buckingham Palace and forced to lead normal lives as citizens of a republic.
The one-off 90 minute comedy, which is based on the novel by the late Sue Townsend, is being produced by David Walliams and Miranda Hart’s indie King Bert Productions and stars David Walliams, Samantha Bond, Amanda Abbington, Francis Barber and Johnny Vegas. It was commissioned by Sky’s Head of Comedy Jon Mountague and Sky’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy Morwenna Gordon. Dan Zeff directed from a script by Stephen Russell. Margot Gavan Duffy is the producer. The executive producers are Jo Sargent and David Walliams for King Bert Productions.
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