Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Near the end of the 'Rosemary & Thyme' episode "In A Monastery Garden", Rosemary and Laura were introduced to Queen Elizabeth II. For us viewing at home, this was the closest we got to actually seeing Her Royal Televersion:
Her Majesty's presence in this episode serves as a sort of link between 'Rosemary & Thyme' and other shows like 'Doctor Who' ("Voyage Of The Damned", "Idiot's Lantern"), 'Bremner' ("Bird And Fortune"), and even 'Hannah Montana' ("Grandmas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Favorites").

Several TV movies have offered televersions of Elizabeth II, many of which were focused on the life of Princess Diana. As there are so many alternate TV dimensions, I think it best to shuffle off Her Majesty from each of those TV movies to other Toobworlds.

Lisa Daniely (Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Princess in Love (1996) (TV)

Rosemary Leach (Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Margaret (2008) (TV)

Elizabeth Richard (Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Gobble (1997) (TV)

Carolyn Sadowska (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Women of Windsor, The (1992) (TV)

Anne Stallybrass (Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Diana: Her True Story (1993) (TV)

Margaret Tyzack (Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story (1982) (TV)

Amanda Walker (I) (Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Charles and Diana: Unhappily Ever After (1992) (TV)

Dana Wynter (Queen Elizabeth II)
. . . Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, The (1982) (TV)
Queen Elizabeth has also appeared in the Tooniverse, which I covered in a previous post.

Whenever the Queen is finally inducted into the TV Crossover Hall Of Fame, her official portrayer will be either Jeannette Charles, who's made a career out of imitating the Queen, or Elizabeth Richard. Ms. Charles has appeared as the British monarch in episodes of 'Rutland Weekend Television' and 'MythBusters'. But her most famous appearance in the role would probably be in "Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad", which is a movie universe extension of the TV series 'Police Squad'.

Ms. Richard, on the other hand, has played the Queen in the TV movie "Gobble", an episode of 'The Nick Cannon Show' ("Nick Takes Over London"), and in an episode of 'The Harry Hill Show', which would give her a presence in Skitlandia, the sketch comedy dimension.

Toby O'B

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