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Beck 01-12-2007 07:56 PM

"The Palace" fictional TV series, 2008
 
Has anyone heard about the new ITV production called 'The Palace'? Its set to be aired in 2008.

Apparently it is going to be like the West Wing but about the Royal Family.

Colin Firth is in talks to play the head of the Fictional British Royal Family as King.

Has anyone heard anything?

BeatrixFan 01-12-2007 08:03 PM

I spoke to a pal of mine who works at ITV admin tonight and he says it's a dead cert but they can't get the Palace to agree to it apparantly. QE2 is not amused by the idea to put it mildly.

Beck 01-12-2007 08:05 PM

I did not think the family would be too pleased with the prospect, but I do hope they make it. It would make interesting viewing, esp. if Colin Firth does play the King.

BeatrixFan 01-12-2007 08:11 PM

If it was done properly then yes, it has the potential to be as good as 'Princess Hours' in Korea. But if it's just a bunch of actors in ill-fitting uniforms and plasticky medals bed-hopping and trying to make the best of bad storylines then I think it might be a waste of time.

Oppie 01-12-2007 09:21 PM

If it is done like the West Wing than I think it has a lot of good potential, especially since the West Wing focus was more on the staff and the president not so much on his family.

Elspeth 01-12-2007 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
I spoke to a pal of mine who works at ITV admin tonight and he says it's a dead cert but they can't get the Palace to agree to it apparantly. QE2 is not amused by the idea to put it mildly.

They can't get the palace to agree to it? Now there's a surprise....:biggrin:

What are they having to agree to? Their permission isn't necessary for a work of fiction, is it?

foiegrass 01-12-2007 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeatrixFan
If it was done properly then yes, it has the potential to be as good as 'Princess Hours' in Korea.

Hey! I didn't know they had Goong/Princess Hours in UK? Did you like it BeatrixFan? Its a really good show, and a sequel just came out this year with different actors & actresses. :smile:

LadyK 01-12-2007 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beck
Has anyone heard about the new ITV production called 'The Palace'? Its set to be aired in 2008.

Apparently it is going to be like the West Wing but about the Royal Family.

Colin Firth is in talks to play the head of the Fictional British Royal Family as King.

Has anyone heard anything?


Nope, but if Colin Firth's in it, I'll watch

BeatrixFan 01-13-2007 04:40 PM

Quote:

What are they having to agree to? Their permission isn't necessary for a work of fiction, is it?
Apparantly they want it to be fictional members of the House of Windsor and it just isn't going down well. The whole idea of using Buckingham Palace for a backdrop doesn't appeal and the Queen would have to agree to let them use the Palace as a backdrop. So it doesn't look good from a production point of view.

Quote:

Hey! I didn't know they had Goong/Princess Hours in UK? Did you like it BeatrixFan? Its a really good show, and a sequel just came out this year with different actors & actresses.


Someone from Korea sent me some of the episodes on DVD and yes, I loved it. I thought it was quite brilliant and really well done.

princess olga 01-13-2007 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Elspeth
They can't get the palace to agree to it? Now there's a surprise....:biggrin:

What are they having to agree to? Their permission isn't necessary for a work of fiction, is it?

I have the exact same question. QE wasn't asked for permission either when they filmed "the Queen" with Helen Mirren I thought?

edit: ah so it's a matter of shooting at the Palace..

sassie 01-13-2007 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by princess olga
I have the exact same question. QE wasn't asked for permission either when they filmed "the Queen" with Helen Mirren I thought?

edit: ah so it's a matter of shooting at the Palace..

But, wasn't "The Queen" supposedly shot with Balmoral as a background? They must have shown some glimpses of the actual castle. (Haven't seen it yet.)

BeatrixFan 01-14-2007 06:30 AM

I imagine that with this new series, they'd want to film the Palace from a forecourt point of view. They're pretty strapped for locations though. They'd have to go for the Stately Home option as even Hampton Court would need the Queen's permission AFAIK.

Sister Morphine 01-14-2007 08:06 PM

COLIN FIRTH?! *faints*



I wish they'd air it on BBC America too so I can see it.

Beck 01-03-2008 10:34 AM

http://www.itv.com/Drama/contemporar...e/default.html

a link to the new show. It looks a bit more like footballers wives than I would have liked, but it should be interesting to watch.

Beck 01-14-2008 06:00 PM

did anyone watch the Palace tonight on ITV?

BeatrixFan 01-14-2008 06:08 PM

I did and I'm suprised at Jane Asher getting involved with such a pile of first class horse dung. I thought her doing the revival of "Crossroads" was bad enough but this? Gotta be desperate for work.

sirhon11234 01-15-2008 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 558379)
Apparantly they want it to be fictional members of the House of Windsor and it just isn't going down well. The whole idea of using Buckingham Palace for a backdrop doesn't appeal and the Queen would have to agree to let them use the Palace as a backdrop. So it doesn't look good from a production point of view.



Someone from Korea sent me some of the episodes on DVD and yes, I loved it. I thought it was quite brilliant and really well done.

I just started watching the show today, I found it cheesy at first but its really enjoyable. I love asian dramas.

MihoshiMarie 01-17-2008 03:41 AM

I hate living in the US. I can't watch this show on the ITV site, is there anywhere else I can get it?

Beck 01-17-2008 07:57 AM

Youtube or something might have it.

The guy that is playing King Richard is proper hot, so it Prince George. They do remind me slightly of how Princes William and Harry would be.

It reminds me somewhat of Dallas/Footballers Wives but in Buckingham Palace.

scooter 01-17-2008 10:47 PM

:smile:West Wing was my favorite...absolutely the best written show on tv. I could get behind a palace/west wing!:smile:


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