The Lost Prince TV PG
Airing Sundays, December 18 + 25, 2005 on PBS
(Check local listings; dates and times may vary)
Aired previously October 2004
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries
Set against a backdrop of unprecedented upheaval in Britain, The Lost Prince tells the heartbreaking story of a prince that history forgot.
Acclaimed writer and director Stephen Poliakoff (Shooting the Past) assembles a fabulous cast for this true story of an Edwardian prince, John, the youngest child of George V and Queen Mary. His short life spanned one of the most momentous periods in history -- the political build-up to the First World War and the machinations of European royalty in the early part of the 20th century.
Diagnosed as an epileptic, and suffering from autistic-like learning difficulties, Prince John was unable to participate in public life and became increasingly isolated from his family.
Gina McKee (The Forsyte Saga), Tom Hollander (Wives and Daughters, Gosford Park), Miranda Richardson (The Hours, The Crying Game), and Michael Gambon (Wives and Daughters, Harry Potter) star in this human story of a unique family and an extraordinary boy.
I have always instinctively felt if one wants to dramatize history and historical figures ... it is best to do it through a half-open door -- as they might appear to a child. For if we were to achieve that perennial fantasy of time travel and propel ourselves backwards into any time but our own, we would almost certainly find ourselves staring at it with the same mixture of cool detachment and deep curiosity that children naturally possess...
-- Stephen Poliakoff
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