We Are Most Amused and Amazed

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - WEEKEND TV -

Tues­day, ITV, 8pm

Prince Charles turns 70 on November 14, and the BBC is choos­ing to cel­e­brate his mile­stone birth­day with this week’s doc­u­men­tary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, which fol­lowed him over the course of a year and spoke to some of those clos­est to him.

How­ever, ITV is taking a dif­fer­ent ap­proach by treat­ing the fu­ture king to a night of com­edy and magic.

The hosts should cer­tainly have the amused bit cov­ered, as the job has fallen to re­united dou­ble-act Arm­strong and Miller (above).

Arm­strong says: “This is go­ing to be a night from the very top­per­most drawer. What a colos­sal hon­our it is to be host­ing such a daz­zling line-up for HRH.”

Miller adds: “Alexan­der Arm­strong and I are de­lighted to be host­ing Prince Charles’ favourite co­me­di­ans and ma­gi­cians at the Pal­la­dium, and all in a very good cause: re­launch­ing our com­edy ca­reers. And rais­ing a few quid for the Prince’s Trust, of course.”

They won’t be car­ry­ing the show alone though, as they’ll be joined by an im­pres­sive line-up. The com­edy comes from Miller’s Johnny English co-star Rowan Atkin­son, Bill Bai­ley, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Alistair McGowan.

Mean­while, the magic comes from an­other vet­eran dou­ble act, Penn & Teller, along with Dy­namo and the Ger­man Ehrlich Broth­ers.

But it won’t just be co­me­di­ans and ma­gi­cians taking to the stage. We should also watch out for spe­cial ap­pear­ances from Down­ton Abbey ac­tor Jim Carter, singer and for­mer X Fac­tor judge Cheryl and hon­orary na­tional trea­sure Kylie Minogue.

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