The Palace

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (491)

The Palace is a drama television series created by Tom Grieves, produced by All3Media and aired on ITV in 2008. The show revolves around the personal and political lives of the fictional British royal family, primarily focusing on the newly-appointed King Richard IV, played by Rupert Evans.

The series begins with the unexpected and sudden death of King James III, which results in the ascension of his son, Richard, to the throne. However, Richard is not at all prepared to become the king, and along with his sister Princess Eleanor, played by Sophie Winkleman, they must navigate through the complex and challenging world of royalty.

Jane Asher plays Queen Charlotte, the mother of Richard and Eleanor, who is still reeling from the loss of her husband. As a result, she becomes overprotective of her children and attempts to prevent them from making the same mistakes their parents did.

Roy Marsden plays the ambitious Prime Minister Edward Shawcross, who is constantly at odds with the monarchy over what he perceives to be unnecessary expenses and outdated traditions. Meanwhile, Lorcan Cranitch plays the King's private secretary, Sir Iain Ratalick, who is fiercely loyal to Richard and strives to protect him and the royal family from any potential harm.

Zoe Telford plays Miranda Hill, a journalist who becomes involved with the royal family in more ways than one. David Harewood plays Major Tom Hammond, the King's head of security, who struggles to balance his duty to protect the monarchy with his own personal life.

Finally, Sebastian Armesto plays Simon, Eleanor's ex-boyfriend and a member of the aristocratic upper-class who is not impressed with Richard's ascension to the throne.

Throughout the series, viewers witness the struggles and triumphs of the royal family as they attempt to modernize their image and navigate their way through the complex world of politics and tradition. The characters face numerous obstacles such as public scrutiny, personal scandals, and political unrest, all while attempting to uphold their duty to their country and their people.

The Palace is a captivating drama that explores the personal and political lives of the British royal family. With a talented cast and a gripping storyline, the series is sure to keep audiences hooked until the very end.

The Palace is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on January 14, 2008.

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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
March 3, 2008
The Queen has a confession to make that affects the coronation and Princess Eleanor is scheming like never before.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
February 25, 2008
Issy throws a hissy at her 18th birthday party and Abi tries to fend off Simon and Eleanor.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
February 18, 2008
One of these women is desperate to be the king's golden girl. But who will he choose?
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
February 11, 2008
The queen's necklace sparks a diplomatic row and Richard finds himself in hot water.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
February 4, 2008
The press are determined to unmask the King's secret lover. Will they succeed?
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 28, 2008
Miranda wants to finish with Richard, and his family are turning on him.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 21, 2008
Prince George is involved in a hit-and-run accident on the way home from a party.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 14, 2008
The King is dead and the next line is the prince. Shame he's too busy down at the pub.
Where to Watch The Palace
The Palace is available for streaming on the All3Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Palace on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    January 14, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (491)