A fictional account of a royal family living in England's Buckingham Palace.

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 King Richard IV (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Queen Charlotte (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Princess Eleanor (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Prince George (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Sir Iain Ratalick (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Abigail Thomas (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Major Simon Brooks (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Jonty Roberts (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Jeremy Robinson (8 episodes, 2008)
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 David Waverley (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Jimmy Clacy (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Ruby Riley (8 episodes, 2008)
Russell Bright ...
 Neil Haslam (6 episodes, 2008)
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 Kulvinder 'Vinny' Ganatra (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Lucy Bedford (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Princess Isabelle (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Miranda Hill (4 episodes, 2008)
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 PM Edward Shaw (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Anne Featherstone (4 episodes, 2008)
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A fictional account of a royal family living in England's Buckingham Palace.

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If you like quality television AVOID
22 January 2008 | by (Portsmouth, Britain) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin with how bad this show is, ITV has always struggled to compete in the drama stakes against the established quality of the BBC and the indie hipness of Channel 4, the unloved middle child with only the rare gem in the past decade. The palace however is a new low, From the poor acting and directing to the abysmal dialogue and plotting. ITV has never been well acquainted with reality in its Drama, (aside for when Paul Greengrass feels charitable towards the channel) the Bill is as about as far removed from actually policing in the UK as possible, But the Palace takes this to new depths, as it tries to depict the King actually having real power in what is largely a well paid ceremonial role. They have been many comparisons made to the West Wing, and while it is true they are both political dramas, its like Comparing Paul W.S Anderson to Steven Spielberg there both directors, And as with that comparison they really is nothing to compare one is superbly acted directed and brilliantly written by Aaron Sorkin.

If i was forced to watch this again i would seriously consider chewing through my own wrists to escape into what ever life is after this. If your desperate for British Political Drama buy House of cards on DVD, and if you like good Drama avoid the Palace like the Plague.


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