King Coal

  • Format TV Series
  • Status In Development
  • Genre Drama | Historical
  • Language en | cy
  • Audience Teens | Adults
  • Rating PG-13
  • King Coal is the story of a family thrown into chaos by disaster. There is conflict and danger, but also love and friendship. Torn apart by tragedy, the Phillips family must find a way to face the future.

    With child miners dying underground in rat-infested corridors, immigrants enduring daily prejudice, and the threat of a roof fall or explosion never far away, this is a moving tale. Its themes of love, hate and forgiveness are universal.

    This is a high-quality show set in Victorian Wales with an A-list cast and visually powerful locations.

The TV Series set in 1875 Wales. The cruel history of King Coal.

King Coal is the story of a family thrown into chaos by disaster. There is conflict and danger, but also love and friendship. Torn apart by tragedy, the Phillips family must find a way to face the future.

With child miners dying underground in rat-infested corridors, immigrants enduring daily prejudice, and the threat of a roof fall or explosion never far away, this is a moving tale. Its themes of love, hate and forgiveness are universal.

This is a high-quality show set in Victorian Wales with an A-list cast and visually powerful locations.

  • Characters ABRAHAM PHILLIPS Abraham is a family man in his mid to late fifties. Promoted to Overman at the Lan mine, he is still a collier at heart, well liked and trusted by his men. His eldest son John and his father Shon, on the other hand, believe he has betrayed his men by working for Booker, the coal master. Read More
    JEMIMA PHILLIPS Jemima is a dutiful wife and mother in her late forties. A woman of strong views, she is torn between her first-born son and her husband. Understanding them both, she takes the role of peacemaker. Read More
    JOHN PHILLIPS John, a miner like his father, is the eldest son of the Phillips family. He and his father argue constantly. Read More
    PHILIP PHILLIPS Philip is the younger son of Abraham. He leaves the village to work in Thomas Booker’s Liverpool offices. Read More
    SHON O’R LAN (John of the Lan) Shon is Abraham’s father, a bit of a philosopher and a man of strong views. He and his son can’t agree about the promotion Abraham has accepted. Shon believes in progress and argues, like his grandson, for the role of unions as the only way to improve miners’ lives. Read More
    DAN MALONE Dan is an immigrant from Ireland. He is about the same age as John and they share the same political views. Read More
  • Director Gabriel Beristain Gabriel Beristain is an internationally celebrated Feature film and television Cinematographer with a vast resume of well known films and television shows. Recently he has evolved into directing and as a producer he is developing a solid slate of cross over projects. Read More
  • Writer Joseph Thorne Joseph Thorne is a published writer on the nineteenth century with a keen interest in film. For him, The House of Abraham Phillips tells a timeless human story – a story that will be brought to life by the big screen. Read More
  • Author Norma Procter Following study at London University's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Norma worked in the Voice and Speech faculty at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her books "Singing your Name", "Daisy", "Love is the Fire", 'Jew Boy" and "The House of Abraham Phillips are available from Amazon. She runs Projects to ensure the history of the Lan is part of everyone’s education Read More
  • Executive Producer Christopher Monger An award-winning screenwriter and director, Christopher Monger sees The House of Abraham Phillips engaging new audiences with the story of Wales – recovering the dark history of this doomed mine reinvigorates a past that should not be forgotten. Read More