The Windsors Return For A New Series
Channel 4’s part soap opera-part sitcom The Windsors is to return for a third series early in 2020.
The new series will see a cast change with Tom Durant-Pritchard taking over the role of Prince Harry from Richard Goulding who has had to leave due to” conflicting commitments”
Plot lines lined up for series three include: Under the orders of his wife Meghan, Harry tries to replace his hard drinking and rugger-bugger ways with mindfulness and mint tea. Fortunately though his IQ remains unchanged: 8. Prince Charles conjuring the devil and of course Prince Andrew “withdrawing from public life”
GOLD Present: Britain’s Greatest Comedy Character
Digital TV channel GOLD has ordered a one-off special to determine a list of the country’s favourite comic characters. In Britain’s Greatest Comedy Character a jury lead by comedian’actor Sally Phillips will determine a list of the nation’s favourite comedy characters.
The three-hour special follows on from a similar special Britain’s Greatest Comedian which focused on stand-up comedians, that aired back in May.
GOLD explains: “UKTV Original Britain’s Greatest Comedy Character sees a jury of nine comedians, actors, writers, journalists and critics battle it out under the watchful gaze of judge Sally Phillips, as they attempt to agree on who is the country’s greatest.
“Members of the public will be able to vote for their favourites, before the jury whittle them down and rank the final top 30”. The channel are in no doubt that we’re in for a heated debate.
Commissioner Iain Coyle says of the project “I’m preparing myself for the onslaught of online fury and personal lobbying. This one is going to be as hotly debated as Britain’s Greatest Comedian. These shows really make you realise what incredible talent and creativity there is in this country.”
Gerald Casey from Gold adds: “Comedy characters play such a huge part on GOLD, so we’re thrilled to see who the nation and jury crown in this one-off special. We know our viewers have some series favourites, so there’s definitely going to be a lot of debate!”
Matt Crook from Crook Productions has this to say about the project “We are excited to be back working with GOLD on a show that is a fresh spin on the archive format, bringing together the Great British public and a jury of recognised comedy talent to create the definitive comedy character countdown. Bring on the Twitter storm.”
Britain’s Greatest Comedy Character will air on GOLD in 2020 alongside their new sitcom Sandylands.
You can register your favourite character by voting for the longlist here.
Perhaps old Rigsby gets your vote?