Channel 4 has announced plans to air a documentary about the “issue” with Prince Andrew as part of their “alternative schedule” around the upcoming coronation of King Charles III.
Broadcast as part of the channel’s coronation program around the coronation, Andrew – Prince of Trouble will see Emily Maitlis detailing her scandal evening news Interview with the Duke of York in 2019.
Following a 2019 interview in which the former BBC journalist questioned Andrew about his relationship with the late billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the duke resigned.
The two-part series will also feature archival footage, an interview with former evening news producer Sam McAlister and access to those in the palace, Channel 4 announced.
The show is executive produced by Maitlis along with James Goldston, Sheldon Lazarus and Nina Davies.
It will be broadcast as part of Channel 4’s “alternative schedule”, which the broadcaster said “will provide an escape from the pomp and ceremony” of the coronation.
The interview is also being adapted by Netflix with Sex education stars Gillian Anderson as Maitlis and Rufus Sewell as Andrew. In December, it is the theme of Prince Andrew the Musical on Channel 4, deemed “tasteless” by independenceby Louis Chilton.
When evening news original interview aired four years ago, duke refused evening news that he had sex with Virginia Giuffre, and said he had no recollection of ever meeting her and spent the day asking questions at Pizza Express in Woking to party with one of his daughters. ta.
Giuffre has said that the duke sweats profusely as they danced at London’s Tramp nightclub during an alleged get-together, but Andrew told Maitlis his Falklands War service caused the situation. medical condition, meaning he wasn’t sweating at the time.
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Giuffre also claimed that Epstein trafficked her on three separate occasions, including when she was 17 years old and still a minor under US law. Epstein died in August 2019 at the age of 66.
Last year, Andrew settled his US sexual assault case out of court, although the settlement was not an admission of guilt. He has always steadfastly denied the accusations against him.
Other Channel 4 shows around the coronation will include Frankie Boyle’s Farewell to the monarchyin which the Scottish comedian will look back at 1000 years of royal history.
The documentary will also see Boyle question whether the royal family “has a place in today’s world” and should continue.
Former one-time show titled Frankie Boyle: Monarchy when it was announced in August as part of the TV station’s 40th anniversary celebrations last year alongside Prince Andrew’s musical.
Windsor house will also return with a coronation special, in which Harry Enfield will play Charles inviting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to his special day.
Channel 4’s director of content, Ian Katz, said: “Channel 4 exists to provide viewers with an alternative, so as the nation is engulfed by pomp, circumstance and jerkiness wire, we will be offering a series of less revered programs including Frankie Boyle’s Case Against the Monarchy and Windsor house‘ disgusting satire about coronation.
Supplementary Report of the Press Association