Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was a series that was aired on Gold in 2017 – Henry IX

Opening Sequence / Theme Tune


About the Show

Summary of Plot

A middle-aged man experiences a mid-life crisis. Unfortunately, this man is King of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. -IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 seasons


Ben Ashenden – Damian

Gina Bellman – Lady Leonora

Annette Crosbie – Queen Charlotte

Charles Edwards – King Henry

Sally Phillips – Queen Katerina

Duncan Pow – Byron

Daniel Quirke – Alastair

Colin Salmon – Franny



  • 3 episodes
  • Aired on Gold
  • First air date the 5th April
  • Three part sitcom penned by the legendary, multi award-winning comedy writing team behind Porridge, The Likely Lads and Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.




King Of England



Henry Discusses Silver Jubilee Parade