Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 20 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Delinquent Dame Judi Dench relies on her “national treasure” status to get her out of trouble; overachieving BBC broadcaster Clare Balding can’t keep herself off-camera; dinner gets dramatic at the Murdoch family home; German Chancellor Angela Merkel sings a heartfelt song to express her loneliness; Doctor Peluzzi practices outside the law when prescribing “medication” for a patient; and Scottish politician Nicola Sturgeon kidnaps a famous British author in service of Scotland.
Guest stars include Ben Miller (Rupert Murdoch), Samantha Spiro (Birgit), Colin Salmon (Patricia’s date) and Ricky Champ (police constable).
Written by Gemma Arrowsmith, Abigail Burdess, Cicely Giddings, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Jeremy Dyson, Laurence Howarth, Lucy Montgomery and Laurence Rickard; directed by Dominic Brigstocke and Nick Collett.
Episode #8 (season 2, episode 2)
Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 27 (11:00-11:30 p.m.).
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, makes unexpected purchases; a news anchor brings her cats to work; Kay and her elderly mother get caught in a flood, but refuse to leave their home; Dame Maggie Smith starts a YouTube channel; and “Northern Powerhouse” Pam Garrity is less than thrilled when she meets her son’s fiancé. Meanwhile, urban planners enter into a rap battle about the pros and cons of gentrification; feminist icon Germaine Greer rants at a bus stop; and a Murdoch family movie night gets uncomfortable for the kids.
Guest stars include Ben Miller (Rupert Murdoch), Kevin Bishop (Larry Garrity), Ben Ashenden (Tom), Joan Linder (Kay’s mother), Jaygann Ayeh (Hassan) and Kadeem Ramsay (Nonso).
Written by Gemma Arrowsmith, Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Jonathan Harvey, Katherine Jakeways, George Jeffrie, Bert Tyler Moore, Lucy Montgomery and Georgia Pritchett; directed by Dominic Brigstocke and Nick Collett.