This is me, talking on Channel 5 news last week about
the situation in Syria a ludicrous new TV show called The Royals, starring Liz Hurley as Queen Helena.
I particularly love the fact that Liz Hurley’s husband, played by a chap called Vincent Regan, is called King Simon. We’ve never had a King Simon. Once upon a time, there was an earl who was called Simon who tried to be the king and led a rebellion against Henry III (despite having married his sister, that’s how they rolled then). But Earl Simon met a sticky end in battle in 1265 and his head was stuck on a spike on London Bridge until it rotted.
Anyway, it doesn’t look like there will be much beheading in E!’s forthcoming show, which starts in March. HERE is a trailer: