Sitcom The House of Windsor took us behind the scenes with the staff of Buckingham Palace. When the series begins the Royals have just appointed PR man Max Kelvin as their principal press officer. His rather coarse, abrasive style doesn’t go down well with the rest of the staff at at Buckingham Palace.
His chief antagonist is Lord Montague Bermondsey, the Lord Chamberlain, who believes that he has a duty to preserve “traditional values”.
The other staff are Caroline Finch, Sir Nicholas Foulsham, Lady Sharpcott, Giles Huntingdon, Danny Jackson, Ray Barker, Kate Hargreaves and Ambrose Stebbings.
Unlike The Windsors, none of the Royal Family are actually seen in the show.
UK / ITV – Granada / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 May – 26 June 1994 Sundays 10.30pm
Writers: Chris Fewtrell, Zeddy Lawrence, Mark Wadlow, Sally Wainwright, Russell T Davies, Luke Freeman / Producer: Anthony Wood / Executive Producer: Andy Harries / Director: Graeme Harper
Leslie Phillips as Lord Montague Bermondsey
Warren Clarke as Max Kelvin
Jeremy Sinden as Giles Huntingdon
Serena Gordon as Caroline Finch
Neil Stacy as Sir Nicholas Foulsham
Barry Howard as Danny Jackson
Margaret Courtenay as Lady Sharpcott
Sean Gallagher as Ray Barker
Louise Germaine as Kate Hargreaves
Preston Lockwood as Ambrose Stebbings