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‘Prince Andrew: The Musical’

Prince Andrew: The Musical’ TV Special Sets Cast Including Harry Enfield, Munya Chawawa

No sweat – order your pizza now

A musical TV special is set to satirize Prince Andrew.

Featuring Harry Enfield “Prince Andrew: The Musical” will focus “on the key events, relationships and controversies of Andrew’s life, including a reimagining of the former-HRH’s bombshell interview with Emily Maitlis,”

Prince Andrew’s disastrous 2019 interview with then “Newsnight” anchor Emily Maitlis was widely mocked and proved to be the catalyst in Prince Andrew’s fall from grace.

The musical was written by Kieran Hodgson, who will also play Andrew.

“Kevin & Perry Go Large” star Enfield has been cast as former Prime Minister Tony Blair while Emily Maitlis will be played by “Starstruck’s” Emma Sidi.

The hour-long special, which will air in the U.K. on Channel 4 in December, features seven original musical numbers. Among them are “I Nailed It,” described as a “high-octane duet set in the aftermath of the Duke’s ‘Newsnight’ interview” and the romantic ballad “Will You Be My Ex-Wife,” which will be sung as a duet between Andrew and Fergie.

“The story of Prince Andrew is tragedy and farce rolled into one, so why not add ‘musical’ for good measure?” said Hodgson. “Some might find the prospect of writing and performing their first TV musical a tad daunting. Not me. I found it completely terrifying. But we’ve pulled out all the stops, put every penny on screen and let rip at an institution that would perhaps prefer us to forget about all this. Also, I’m on a trampoline for a bit. Enjoy, world!”

The musical is made by Hat Trick Productions with Adam Reeve producing. Stu Mather and Jimmy Mulville are exec producing. Kieran Hodgson is associate producer. Channel 4 commissioning editor Cimran Shah and head of entertainment Phil Harris commissioned the special.

Mather said: “What better way to celebrate the festive season than with an hilarious musical, lampooning the country’s most high-profile pizza-lover. It has been a real thrill to assemble such a phenomenally talented cast for this all-singing, all-dancing (but no sweating) spectacular and we can’t wait for you to see it.”

“Prince Andrew: The Musical” is the latest in a line of scripted projects inspired by the British royal family, who in recent years have re-emerged as cultural icons (whether loved or loathed) thanks to globally-watched moments from Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September to the latest season of Netflix hit “The Crown.” Both Maitlis and former “Newsnight” producer Sam McAlister have also sold competing dramatizations of the now infamous interview.

The Wagatha Christie trial – Wyndham’s Theare

Grab a seat for the trial that gripped the nation……….
Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial.

Edited from seven sensational days of High Court transcripts, witness the case of Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney unfold in their own words.

A story stranger than fiction that blurs the boundaries of tabloid scoop, court case and soap opera, this trial explores privacy and celebrity in modern Britain whilst asking who is Davy Jones and where exactly is his locker?

While the country was captivated, only a handful of people witnessed what happened behind closed doors. Now you can too.

“For seven days, I sat in the front row of the multimillion-pound libel trial and… in all my many years of covering fashion and celebrities… this was the purest form of entertainment I have ever seen”HADLEY FREEMAN, THE GUARDIAN


The Strange Case of the Snail in a Bottle movie. Plymouth film
company, Time-Lock Productions, producing a series focusing on famous
landmark legal cases

The Strange Case of the Snail in a Bottle is the second film in a series entitled The Justice Files.

The series is conceived and created by Plymouth film company Time-Lock Productions and focuses on famous landmark legal cases that have become enshrined in the common law of more than 60 countries. 

In 2021 Time-Lock Productions produced Mrs Carlill v Carbolic Smokeball.
Time-Lock team of writer/director Hugh Janes “we make these films on academic budgets, not Hollywood ones…However, our productions look authentic for their periods, the stories are intriguing and well filmed. As this case is set in Scotland we needed to be more inventive with our locations and we’re very happy with what we’ve achieved from shooting in Plymouth and Devon.”

“Every year, law students worldwide study these cases, which offer remarkable backstories and extraordinary narratives. The films thus provide an invaluable visual resource for educators and researchers, as well as fascinating insights and entertainment for members of the public.”

The Strange Case of the Snail in a Bottle is a film dramatisation of Donoghue v Stevenson (1932), which established the principle of the duty of care and laid the foundation of the modern law of negligence. Several claims for injury or loss are directly based upon this case.

In 2021 Time-Lock Productions made the 24-minute movie Mrs Carlill v Carbolic Smokeball Co, which also dramatised one of the most fundamental legal cases in English law. 

print advert for the carbolic smoke ball

Hugh Janes, who has written more than 60 stage plays and screenplays, said his job was to simplify the legal and archaic language used in the 1893 court case to make it accessible to modern audiences.

She Said

Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Emmy nominee Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America, The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation— a story that shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and impelled a shift in American culture that continues to this day.

From the Academy Award® winning producers of 12 Years a Slave, Moonlight, Minari, Selma and The Big Short and the Oscar®-nominated producer of Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle, the film is based on the New York Times investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the New York Times bestseller, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

A testament to the incalculable importance of investigative journalism, She Said details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the courage of survivors and witnesses who chose to come forward to stop an accused serial predator from committing further harm.

Together, their commitment and fortitude sparked a global conversation, helped propel the #MeToo movement, and fueled a reckoning of the system that had enabled him.

At its heart, She Said is an inspiring true story about people, many of them women, many of them mothers, who summoned the courage to speak out and seek justice, not just for themselves but for those in the future, both in the U.S. and around the globe. The film is a compelling, moving reminder of the power of individual people, armed with determination and grit, to, together, change the world.

The film costars Oscar® nominee Patricia Clarkson (Shutter Island, Pieces of April), Emmy winner Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street, Thief), Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty, Pride and Prejudice), with Academy Award® nominee Samantha Morton (Minority Report, In America) and Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy, Bug) as herself.

She Said is directed by Emmy winner Maria Schrader (I’m Your Man, Unorthodox limited series) from a screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, screenwriter of the Oscar® winning film Ida. The film is produced by Academy Award® winners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B Entertainment and is executive produced by Oscar® winner Brad Pitt and Lila Yacoub and by Oscar® nominee Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle for Annapurna Pictures.


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