Poignant historical drama telling the story of the youngest child of George V and Queen Mary, an epileptic with learning difficulties who was unable to take part in public life.
The film won a high viewing figure and much praise, was released on VHS and DVD and was repeated on BBC One in January 2004.
Both Miranda Richardson and Gina McKee received Best Actress nominations at the British Academy Television Awards in April 2004. The miniseries was also nominated for BAFTA TV awards for editing (Clare Douglas), music (Adrian Johnston), and photography (Barry Ackroyd).
When the production was transmitted in the United States in October 2004, it won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries in 2005. Miranda Richardson was nominated for a Golden Globe.