UK / BBC One / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 19-26 January 2003
Writer and Director: Stephen Poliakoff / Producer: John Champman
The true story of Prince John, history’s forgotten prince – the brother of the Queen’s father. In the early part of the 20th Century against a backdrop of significant world events the story is told of young Johnnie who suffered from epilepsy and was kept away from the world at large lest he fit in public and show signs of madness in the Royal family.
He was effectively exiled to live at Sandringham with his devoted nanny, Lalla and died in his teenage years.
MIRANDA RICHARDSON as Queen Mary
GINA MCKEE as Lalla
DANIEL WILLIAMS as Younger Johnnie
MATTHEW THOMAS as Older Johnnie
BROCK EVERITT-ELWICK as Younger Georgie
ROLLO WEEKS as Older Georgie
MICHAEL GAMBON as Edward VII
BILL NIGHY as Stamforham
TOM HOLLANDER as George V
BIBI ANDERSSON as Queen Alexandra
FRANK FINLAY as Asquith