In Lucy Gannon's comic drama, Brian Cox stars
as the unfortunate 19th century poet, William Topaz McGonagall.
In the face of widespread ridicule at his lack of talent,
MacGonagall dreams of rescuing his reputation by seeking royal
patronage. He decides to walk from Dundee to Balmoral
to see Queen Victoria, accompanied by his long-suffering
son, Billy. A desperate desire for fame and celebrity has almost
destroyed McGonagall's life - but if he can meet her Majesty
his fortunes would be transformed.
William McGonagall....Brian Cox
Queen Victoria....Niamh Cusack
Circus Master....Sean Murray
Queen's maid....Amaka Okafor
Other parts are played by the cast.
Producer/director: Bruce Young