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Story of the English Civil War as seen through the eyes of two families; the Laceys, loyal to King Charles I, and the Fletchers, loyal to Oliver Cromwell.

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Elizabeth R (TV Mini-Series 1971)
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

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Churchill (TV Series 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: John Baddeley, Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series 1970)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

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The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series 1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »

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Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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The Pallisers (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray
Young Winston (1972)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This historical drama is an account of the early life of the future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Simon Ward), including his childhood, his time as a war correspondent in South ... See full summary »

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A Royal Scandal (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Drama
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Stars: Gillian Barge, Nicholas Jones, Simon Russell Beale
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 John Churchill / ... (12 episodes, 1969)
Susan Hampshire ...
 Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough / ... (12 episodes, 1969)
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 Sidney Godolphin (12 episodes, 1969)
Robert Robinson ...
 Louis XIV (11 episodes, 1969)
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 Princess Anne / ... (9 episodes, 1969)
Roger Mutton ...
 George of Denmark (8 episodes, 1969)
John Ringham ...
 Laurence Hyde / ... (8 episodes, 1969)
Alan Rowe ...
 William, Prince of Orange / ... (7 episodes, 1969)
John Westbrook ...
 James, Duke of York / ... (6 episodes, 1969)
James Kerry ...
 James, Duke of Monmouth / ... (6 episodes, 1969)
Lisa Daniely ...
 Princess Mary / ... (6 episodes, 1969)
Michael Culver ...
 Charles Churchill (6 episodes, 1969)
Job Stewart ...
 Lord Shrewsbury (6 episodes, 1969)
James Villiers ...
 Charles II (5 episodes, 1969)
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 Abigail Hill / ... (5 episodes, 1969)
Polly Adams ...
 Henrietta Godolphin / ... (5 episodes, 1969)
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 Mary, Duchess of York / ... (5 episodes, 1969)
Arthur Pentelow ...
 Earl of Danby / ... (5 episodes, 1969)
John Humphry ...
 Sunderland (5 episodes, 1969)
John Tordoff ...
 Becket (5 episodes, 1969)
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Robert Aldous has said in a interview with Toby Hadoke that location was problematic because of aircraft noise and rain. See more »

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Rondeau From Abdelazer Suite
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By Henry Purcell
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Praise to Susan Hampshire
30 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fine BBC production about key players in a lesser known period of history, the fact that they are ancestors of Winston Churchill is interesting but really doesn't factor into the story. The real focus is about royal power struggles and the emergence of the Churchill line. A bit stagy and it shows its age in film quality but the performances make all that secondary. John Neville is good but this really belongs to Susan Hampshire as Sarah Churchill who is by turns kittenish, vixenish and noble. A top star in England since the 60's her talent is great and her presence enchanting it's a pity she's not better known. She is in the same league as Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.


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