Bray People - - ENTERTAINMENT -

WED­NES­DAY, 9.30pm, BBC2

The lav­ish pro­duc­tion con­tin­ues, as a dis­si­dent duke tries to pres­sure Louis XIV to re­turn the royal court to Paris.

One of the prin­ci­pal prob­lems of writ­ing a char­ac­ter who is both a king and a liv­ing god is that it lim­its the num­ber of peo­ple he can talk to about his emo­tional life.

This of­ten leaves George Blag­den, who plays Louis XIV, pulling dis­gusted faces so he can give and air of in­scrutabil­ity and depth when Prince Annaba vis­its.

Louis knows that his queen and the prince have al­ready met, and is de­ter­mined to take what ad­van­tage he can.

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