Clarence House has today confirmed that The Windsors have once again agreed to appear in a frank and candid fly on the wall documentary series celebrating their off duty roles away from the public eye…* Or rather, the satirical comedy soap opera lampooning the lives of our much loved royal family is set to return to Channel 4 for a second 6×30’ series in 2017.
Series 1 of the parody saw a ‘pregnant’ Parker-Bowles, an exiled Fergie, a ‘radicalised’ Beatrice and Eugenie and a right royal referendum and starred Harry Enfield (Prince Charles), Haydn Gwynne (Camilla) Morgana Robinson (Pippa), Louise Ford (Kate), Hugh Skinner (Wills), Richard Goulding (Harry), Katy Wix, (Fergie), Ellie White, (Beatrice), Celeste Dring (Eugenie), Tim Wallers (Prince Andrew) and Matthew Cottle (Prince Edward).
Written by the co-creators of “Star Stories”, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie the first series of The Windsors was the highest rating comedy series launch on Channel 4 since 2012, with 2.2 million viewers, and is currently consolidating at 1.6 million per episode.
Phil Clarke says; “We’re a nation who appears to enjoy poking fun at the institution of the monarchy almost as much as we enjoy staring at a hospital door waiting for a royal baby to be born and I am delighted to welcome The Windsors back to Channel 4 comedy for second series.”
Commissioned by Head of Comedy Phil Clarke and Deputy Head of Comedy Nerys Evans, the 6 X 30’ series will begin filming later this year for TX in 2017. It will be made by Noho Film and TV (Tennison), executive produced by Camilla Campbell and Robert Wulff-Cochrane. Further details will follow in due course.
*This is a complete lie