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Queen Of Oz | Preview (BBC One)

Queen Of Oz is a brand new six-part comedy series written by Catherine Tate and Jeff Gutheim and produced by Lingo Pictures in association with The Development Partnership for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Tate will star in the leading role as well as executive produce the series, alongside producer Michele Bennett (Mr Inbetween) and executive producer for Lingo, Helen Bowden (The Secrets She Keeps, Lambs of God). Christiaan Van Vuuren (Dom And Adrian, A Sunburnt Christmas) will direct.

Princess Georgiana (Tate) is the black sheep of a fictional British Royal Family. A PR disaster, she’s spent her spoilt, party-girl life plastered over the tabloids. It is from an original idea by Catherine Tate and Borga Dorta and being produced in association with ABC Australia.

On the back of her latest scandal her father, the King, makes the unprecedented move of abdicating his Australian throne in favour of his daughter. It is hoped that giving her some real responsibility will finally be the making of her - and if it isn’t, at least shipping her off keeps her 10,000 miles away from London.

Episode 1:Princess Georgiana (Georgie) is the spare to the British throne but her party girl lifestyle and constant public scandals threaten the monarchy's future.

In an effort to get her as far away from London as possible, and at the same time, hoping to prevent Australia from leaving the Commonwealth, Georgie’s parents send her off to Australia to become their Queen, along with her new staff.

Their staff are - Director of Communications Zoe, Private Secretary Bernard, Head of Security Officer Marc, Personal Assistant Matthew, Lady In Waiting Anabel, Master of the Household Weiwei.

A welcome reception is Georgie’s first public appearance in Australia - where an offensive faux pas from the jetlagged new Queen makes the night go from bad to worse.

Queen Of Oz begins Friday 16th June on BBC One.


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