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Series 2 - Episode 1
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King Louis XIV of France has enemies everywhere. Most of his courtiers hate him and other monarchs, notably William of Orange, would love to see him wiped from the face of the earth.
But as we return to this great big blancmange of a costume drama, Louis (George Blagden) is very much alive, sleepwalking in the snow-crisp grounds of his adored Palace of
in a diaphanous nightie while his brother Philippe can’t get out of bed because he’s covered in naked men.
It’s impossible to take any of it seriously thanks largely to the acres of boob-age as Louis romps with his pregnant doxy, a woman who, when replete, murmurs to her beloved, “The more of you I consume, the hungrier I become.” So once again we must hail the great Pip Torrens as the wily Cassel, who drips class wherever he walks.
Followed by Inside Versailles.
New series. A high-profile poisoning leaves a coveted vacancy, while pregnant Madame de Montespan exercises her influence at every opportunity. Is someone out to eclipse the Sun King? Louis' brother, the widower Philippe, cannot be allowed to remain single, though his exiled lover Chevalier has been allowed home - so a new marriage must be arranged. Meanwhile, the King recruits a writer to chronicle the glories of his reign. George Blagden stars in this period drama depicting the decadent and turbulent early reign of Louis XIV.
Cast & Crew
King Louis XIV
Athenais de Montespan
Madeleine de Foix
Gaston de Foix
William of Orange
Full Episode Guide
Alexander Vlahos reveals why the men will be getting naked in Versailles series two
"Why were the women always naked and never the men?" the star of the BBC2 drama asks, as he reveals the show will be much more "equal" in that regard in series two
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