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At home with the Windsors - why the hit comedy works.

THERE have been plenty of documentaries on the box recently focusing on the royal family, but in The Windsors, creators Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie seem to have struck comedy gold.

The first series was the highest rating comedy launch on C4 since 2014, and the welcome second run which began last week has also got off to a good start.

So why do the writing duo think the public has such an enduring fascination with the royals, whether it be in factual programmes or their cartoonish sitcom? "We think it's funny that people are fascinated by them," Jeffrie admits.

"Kings Charles III and The Crown are fantastic, but we really like trying to do something different." "Everyone is very deferential about the royal family even now. Some of the BBC's coverage is like being back in the 1950s. Nicholas Witchell's news reports are like Pathe news reels."

Tyler-Moore adds: "When we were first thinking about it, it wasn't that long since Kate and Wills' Royal wedding and that was seen like this wonderful thing and its fine if you think that, but there's quite a few people who wouldn't mind taking the mickey."

In tonight's second episode, Harry (Richard Goulding) decides to relive his youth by buying a nightclub.

He asks Kate (Louise Ford) to be the DJ, while Edward (Matthew Cottle) hands out sweets in the loo and Beatrice (Ellie White) and Eugenie (Celeste Dring) work the door.

But will they turn away their own mum, Fergie (Katy Wix)? THE WINDSORS C4, Wednesday, 10pm

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jul 8, 2017
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