An extended production period brings a big double episode for the finale of season 1\. After perceived failures in his rule, treason is afoot as contenders jostle to take the Barbed Wire Thongs from the feet of King Malcolm. Will the Thongs leave the King’s feet? And if so, who will end up wearing them? I think we all know the answers to these questions but knowing the ending won’t spoil the journey.
**The Kingdom is in uproar** when it’s Stick and Ball team is caught cheating but Sir Scott NoFriends, Keeper of the Royal Coffers, thinks they might be able to use the furore to their advantage. Meanwhile Lord Tabbott of the Smuggled-Budgie is focussed on his own machinations.
King Malcolm attempts to use the furore surrounding Sir WannaBe Choice’s private life to hide giving royal tax breaks to the merchant classes. When this fails, he leaves Austeroz on a Royal tour in the hope his minions will deal with the situation.