The Windsors returns

Channel 4’s satirical spoof soap The Windsors returns for a second series on Wednesday night.

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The series, which charts the fictional exploits of Britain’s favourite family, began with a six part run back in May 2016, with a cast led by Harry Enfield, Haydn Gwynne, Louise Ford and W1A‘s Hugh Skinner as Charles, Camilla, Kate and Wills respectively.

Also along for the ride were TVO regulars Morgana RobinsonKaty Wix and Ellie White (as Pippa Middleton, Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice respectively), Richard Golding as Prince Harry, Celeste Dring (The Agency) as Princess Eugenie, Matthew Cottle (Fried) as Prince Edward and Tim Wallers as Prince Andrew.

The TVO Connections didn’t end with the main cast, however. The show is written by George Jeffire and Bert Tyler Moore, whose previous writing credits include Star StoriesPsychobitchesRuddy Hell It’s Harry and Paul and The Tracy Ullman Show – whilst on directing duties is the wonderful Adam Miller – best known for creating one of the all time TVO classics: Mongrels.

All this, plus brief appearances from Lucy Montgomery and Gareth Tunley as the ghosts of Elizabeth I and Oliver Cromwell, and the Christmas special saw Paul Whitehouse appear as George III and Camping star Vicki Pepperdine join the regular cast as the frightening Princess Anne.

So while it’s far to say that the show divided audiences last year, we’re naturally rather fond of it. It’s never tried to rewrite the rulebook for comedy, but as a slice of trashy fun like Star Stories before it, if you go along for the ride there’s lots to enjoy, which is why we’re pleased to see a second series arrive.

Featuring guest appearances from Cory Johnson and Ghostwatch legend Gillian Bevan as Donald Trump and Teresa May, the six part run will begin on Wednesday at 10pm on Channel 4, and will join the first series and the Christmas special on All4 after transmission. You can see a trailer below, and stay peeled for some exclusive cast interviews very soon…

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