Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the The Lost Prince PDF drama. A Talkback Thames production written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, it was originally broadcast in January 2003. It won an Emmy Award in September 2005. A spellbound young Prince John gazes as his family attend an elaborate birthday party for his pampered and indulged grandmother, Queen Alexandra, in December 1908, held at Sandringham in Norfolk during the winter.
Författare: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
Features the story of Prince Rolon, who challenges the power of the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, and tells how he triumphs over being both chosen and damned.
When summer arrives there is much excitement again as Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their children, visit their relatives, the British royals at the Isle of Wight. The Russians entrance Prince John with their exotic splendour. While the populace of the capital gaze into the night skies to catch a glimpse of an approaching comet, Johnnie’s parents are called to Buckingham Palace to be by the King’s deathbed. During the funeral attended by all the heads of state of Europe, including the Kaiser Wilhelm, Johnnie succumbs to a serious epileptic fit. Queen Mary, Johnnie’s mother, summons doctors to examine him and their diagnosis confirms her and Lalla’s worst fears. His sibling, Prince George, who has always treasured Johnnie, swears to protect him.
Johnnie, now a few years older, is deprived of the company of any children and finds the schooling of his tutor, Hansell, unfathomable. Although lonely, he always takes an optimistic view of life. Then one day, to the acute embarrassment of King George V and Queen Mary, he speaks his mind at a tea party held for Prime Minister H. Johnnie is summoned to London to be re-examined by the doctors. During his stay he is taken by his brother George up to the minstrel’s gallery looking down on the banqueting hall of Buckingham Palace, to observe a grand state occasion. The assembled dignitaries are chattering feverishly about the poise with which the Queen has dealt with the intrusion of a suffragette, who has confronted the Queen to demand her support for women’s emancipation. During the banquet Asquith and Lloyd George are called back to Downing Street to receive the news that is to prove to be the catalyst for the start of the First World War.