1 9 7 0 (UK)
1 x 55 minute episode
This hour-long TV special was produced by the Robert Stigwood Organisation as a vehicle for The Bee Gees and aired on BBC2 at 1.30 pm on Boxing Day 1970.
On his death bed, The King (Frankie Howerd) orders his kingdom divided into two halves, the Kingdom of Jelly and the Kingdom of Cucumbers. Before the King even dies, his son Prince Frederick (Barry Gibb) declares himself King of Cucumbers and the other son Prince Marmaduke (Maurice Gibb) the King of Jelly.
Barry and Maurice Gibb display very little acting ability but Frankie Howerd is delightfully over the top as the hypochondriacal King whose death scene lasts the entire film.
Robin Gibb does not appear in the film as he quit the group earlier in the year following the release of their fourth album Odessa.
An uncredited Mike Mansfield (TV music guru) assisted Hugh Gladwish with the direction.
Prince Frederick, King of Cucumbers
Prince Marmaduke, King of Jelly
Lady Margerie Pee
Nurse Sarah Charles Bottom
Lulu the cook
Wicked Count Voxville