In a comedy coup for Gold, celebrated sitcom writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais – the creators of classic shows including The Likely Lads and Porridge – have penned a new three-part series for the channel.

Downton’s Charles Edwards stars as the titular modern-day British monarch who, after nearly 25 years on the throne, is having a mid-life crisis.

There’s stellar support including Colin Salmon and Annette Crosbie in an amusing take on the trials of the monarchy.