6.8/10
121
4 user

A Royal Scandal (1997)

Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick.

Director:

Sheree Folkson

Writer:

Stanley Price
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Last King (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles
Aristocrats (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Alun Armstrong, Ben Daniels
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When King George III goes mad, his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation.

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Stars: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 18th century Russia,the naive and idealistic lieutenant Chernov meets Empress Catherine the Great who becomes infatuated with him and appoints him Chief of the Imperial Guard.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter
Our Mutual Friend (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Intertwining tales of love, greed, and secret identities in Charles Dickens's 1860s London.

Stars: Paul McGann, Keeley Hawes, Dominic Mafham
Miss Austen Regrets (TV Movie 2008)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband.

Director: Jeremy Lovering
Stars: Samuel Roukin, Olivia Williams, Greta Scacchi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.

Director: Tim Fywell
Stars: Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A divorce case involving a landowner and his young wife spirals into something darker, drawing Whicher into the heart of the English countryside where he uncovers the most disturbing and destructive of secrets.

Director: Geoffrey Sax
Stars: Helen Bradbury, Alex Robertson, Paddy Considine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Samuel Pepys was a high ranking and brilliant Admiralty official, but in private he was a cheat, a philanderer and an adulterer. In 1679 Pepys was put on trial for embezzling Navy funds. ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Parker
Stars: Steve Coogan, Lou Doillon, Andrew Harrison
Life in Squares (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group.

Stars: Eve Best, Ed Birch, Phoebe Fox
A Is for Acid (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization.

Director: Harry Bradbeer
Stars: Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Richard Hope
The Forsyte Saga (2002–2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Richard E. Grant ... George, prince of Wales
Susan Lynch ... Caroline of Brunswick
Michael Kitchen ... Lord Malmesbury
Denis Lawson ... Henry Brougham
Frances Barber ... Lady Jersey
Oliver Ford Davies ... Lord Liverpool
Ian Richardson ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Ackroyd Timothy Ackroyd ... Gentleman
George Antoni George Antoni ... Teodoro Majocchi (as George Yiasoumi)
John Arnatt ... Archbishop
John Bardon ... William Cole
Stephen Boxer ... Lord Hood
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ... Rastelli
Richard Dixon ... Gentleman
Amanda Elwes ... Lady Charlotte Douglas
Edit

Storyline

Drama about the matrimonial disaster that took place 200 years ago between George, Prince of Wales and his wife Caroline of Brunswick.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Royal Scandal See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Intriguing and enthralling TV movie based on actual events
20 January 2000 | by Owen L.See all my reviews

"A Royal Scandal" is an interesting TV movie that recreates the 19th century marriage and subsequent marital problems of King George and his wife Princess Caroline of Brunswick. The whole saga has many interesting similarities to that of the Charles/Diana affair but is significant in the fact that it occurred in the 19th century when traditional values and the notion of the "sanctity of marriage" prevailed.

Ian Richardson is an excellent narrator with the right tone of voice to narrate such a tale. Richard E. Grant gives an outstanding performance in his role as King George and Susan Lynch also gives us an outstanding and convincing performance as Princess Caroline of Brunswick. In fact all the actors and actresses in this TV movie are outstanding and their convincing performances are to be commended.

I found "A Royal Scandal" intriguing and enthralling and historically accurate. It draws upon personal correspondence and diaries that were kept at the time to help make the story complete. I would certainly label this as recommended viewing for anyone interested in watching a production that draws upon both real history and good cast members


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed