Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The bodice-ripper is back! Sex and scandal drama Versailles returns for a second series. We left King Louis XIV (George Blagden) in despair after the death of his mistress (and gay brother’s wife), Henriette, and his son's kidnapping. Now Louis is finding comfort in the arms of his scheming, power-hungry mistress, Madame de Montespan (Anna Brewster). Meanwhile, his brother Philippe (Alexander Vlahos) – who stropped off at the end of season one – is living away from Versailles and longing for his lover, the Chevalier. Cue plenty of plotting, potions and pining….

BBC2, Friday

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