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.