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The Bretts

The King Shall Not Die (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 52 min | Drama

To manage his out-of-control bills and correspondence, Charles hires an attractive society lady as a secretary. Lydia accepts a role in the play that lacks a role for Charles. When Lydia learns of his new secretary, she moves out and ...See moreTo manage his out-of-control bills and correspondence, Charles hires an attractive society lady as a secretary. Lydia accepts a role in the play that lacks a role for Charles. When Lydia learns of his new secretary, she moves out and threatens divorce. Since he has not been offered good roles, Charles stages a play that everyone else thinks is mediocre. Lydia's play is a hit, while Charles' doesn't even cover expenses - until a special visitor shows up. Written by mama.sylvia See less
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Writers
Rosemary Anne Sisson (creator) | Frank Marshall (creator) | Herb Schmerz (idea) (as Herb Schmertz)
Casting Director
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 16, 1987

Release date
Oct 16, 1987 (United Kingdom)

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23 cast members
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Norman Rodway
Charles Charles   See fewer
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Belinda Lang
Martha Brett Martha Brett   See fewer
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George Winter
Thomas Thomas   See fewer
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Tim Wylton
Sutton Sutton   See fewer
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Janet Maw
Jean Lacy Jean Lacy   See fewer
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Bert Parnaby
Brewster Brewster   See fewer
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Charles Collingwood
John Caldwell John Caldwell   See fewer
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Victoria Burton
Nell Caldwell Nell Caldwell   See fewer
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Ivor Roberts
Burroughs Burroughs   See fewer
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Shirley Cassedy
Lady Agatha Danvers Lady Agatha Danvers   See fewer
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David Stoll
Willie Sutherland Willie Sutherland   See fewer
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Noel Johnson
Sir Bernard Whitgift Sir Bernard Whitgift   See fewer
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Susanna Nicholas
Celia Davenport Celia Davenport   See fewer
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Ian Lowe
Aristocrat Aristocrat   See fewer
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Teddy Green
Leading Man Leading Man   See fewer
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Ben Roberts
Milkman Milkman   See fewer
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Lionel Hamilton
Sir Mortimer Sir Mortimer   See fewer
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Paul Valler
Call Boy Call Boy   See fewer
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Martin Matthews
'King' Actor 'King' Actor   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.4 / 10 | 5 votes