Henry IX

After dropping his abdication bombshell last week, HRH (Charles Edwards) dons a cunning disguise to escape his royal duties and meet up with florist Serena (Kara Tointon)

After dropping his abdication bombshell last week, HRH (Charles Edwards) dons a cunning disguise to escape his royal duties and meet up with florist Serena (Kara Tointon) – unaware that the security forces are monitoring his every move.

And with the papers full of speculation about the succession, it’s clear there’s a mole in the palace…

Clement and La Frenais’s well-crafted three-part comedy has hit its stride quickly, and is full of deft touches.

Here’s hoping for a full series!