Cast: Ashton-Griffiths Roger; Bennett Alan; Bride-Kirk Peter; Brunt Clive; Calf Anthony; Carter Jim; Child Jeremy; Copeland Thomas; Corrigan Paul; Davies Matthew Lloyd; Everett Rupert; Gillespie Barry; Grandage Michael; Graves Rupert; Hammond Dan; Hammond Roger; Hawthorne Nigel; Holm Ian; Irons Nicholas; Johnson Collin; Julier Martin; Keaney Dermot; Leon David; Maddison Joe; Martin Russell; Mitchell Iain; Munt Royston; Palmer Geoffrey; Peck James; Rhind-Tutt Julian; Rodger Struan; Sampson Nick; Scarborough Adrian; Selby Nicholas; Shaps Cyril; Stanton Barry; Swann Robert; Wadham Julian; Webster Fergus; Wood John; Woodthorpe Peter; Cadell Selina; Camden Eve; Curley Charlotte; Donohoe Amanda; Duvitski Janine; Hall Joanna; Halliburton Cassandra; Harker Caroline; Mirren Helen; Palys Natalie; Randall Celestine; Cooper Mark; Evans Stephen; Parfitt David; Dunn Andrew; Honeybourne Sue; Thompson Mark; Hytner Nicholas; Anwar Tariq; Barlow Dominic; Barringer Bill; Barron Liz; Barton Miles; Bhanji Thomas Alexis; Bourne Jean; Chapman Claire; Clarke Cleone; Colpani Paola; Cranny Stephen; Delmar-Morgan Frances; Fox Andrew; Friedman Joe; Gentili Francesca; Glendening Jonathan; Goodey Dave; Govey Peter; Hilton Line; Jordan Vivien; Kaye Debbie; Linnane Julie; Lipper Joanna; Mendelsohn Michael; Neale Rachel; Nichols Ron; Robertson Fran; Scott Patric; Shemmings Brian; Stenner Ron; Stevens Amanda; Teacher Harry; Thompson Peter; Adam Ken
Taglines: His Majesty was all powerful and all knowing. But he wasn’t quite all there.
Storyline: A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
The story of King George III of England’s slide into insanity, and the political and royal back stabbing which results from his incapacitation. Despite being very amusing at times, this is a sad tale of medical practices in the later 1700s as well as an insight into life inside and around the royaly of the time.