Henry IX

egendary comedy writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais make a triumphant return to the world of the sitcom - a world they helped to define - with a brand-new and exclusive three-part UKTV Original.


Set in the entirely fictional but contemporary court of King Henry IX, the series sees Henry (Charles Edwards) struggle to make changes to his life in the face of centuries of tradition and a Royal household who are fairly sure they have his - and if not certainly their own - best interests at heart.


Having experienced a profound crisis of confidence brought on via a meeting with some young rap artists, Henry decides that he and the country at large will be best served if he abdicates in favour of his 23-year-old son Alastair - a person better equipped to 'connect' with this younger generation. These plans are hampered in turn by aloof wife Queen Katerina (Sally Phillips), dotty mother Queen Charlotte (Annette Crosbie), loyal but ultra-royalist valet Gilbert (Don Warrington) and harried equerry Major Francis Hornsby-Bray (Colin Salmon).


Things are further complicated by Henry's burgeoning relationship with Palace florist Serena (Kara Tointon) and the fact that Alastair happens to be gay - and prior to any accession to the throne would ideally like to marry his Australian lover Quinton in Westminster Abbey.

Disclaimer: These notes are intended as a guide and as such some programmes may be altered or removed and some audience projections adjusted before transmission


Key Information

TX Details:

April 2017



Primary Audience:

Women 16-34



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