UK Broadcaster To Air Satirical Musical On Prince Andrew

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew would be the topic of a satirical TV musical within the newest season of exhibits from U.Okay. broadcaster Channel 4.

Queen Elizabeth II’s second son stood down from royal duties after a disastrous interview in November 2019 discussing his ties with the late little one intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein in a particular BBC “Newsnight” program.

Channel 4 stated the interview, extensively considered a public relations disaster for the Duke of York, might be “reimagined” as a part of the musical. Critics tore into the prince for showing to indicate no empathy for the abused victims of Epstein, who killed himself in jail in August 2019.

Comic Kieran Hodgson is to steer a solid of comics in “Prince Andrew: The Musical,” a 60-minute program described as a “satirical send-up of the life and times” of the duke set to a musical rating.

The present is a part of a 40-year anniversary season of exhibits referred to as “Truth or Dare” for Britain’s fourth TV broadcaster, which launched in 1982. It has not but been introduced precisely when it’ll air.

Andrew has been in U.Okay. headlines for years as a consequence of his marriage and divorce with Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson.

However he has tried to remain out of the general public highlight after reaching a multimillion-pound settlement final 12 months with a lady who filed a U.S. lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault when she was 17.

Andrew was stripped of his honorary navy titles in January and advised he can now not use the title “his royal highness.