The First Churchills (1969)

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1969
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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10 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Judi Dench was slated to star as Sarah, but was unable to. The role went to Susan Hampshire, who went on to win an Emmy for her portrayal of Sarah Churchill. See more »

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Well acted history lesson
12 May 2000 | by (warren michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw most of this fine historical mini-series when I was 12 years old( though I missed The Battle of Blenhiem episode)-and I found it very easy to follow.( But then again, I have been a voracious reader of history since I was about six.) The film is faithful to Winston Churchill's somewhat hagiographic treatment of his pretty roguish ancestors, and to the Whig interpretation of history , with brave England saving us all from having to speak French. Still, despite thhese faults, it is a very good costumer. John Neville, John Standing, James Villiers, and the incomparable Susan Hampshire put in excellent performances. I was moved by the death of Godolphins wife, and amused by the great scene when an anti- Catholic mob surrounds Nell Gwynn's carriage, shouting " Its the Catholic whore!". She answers " Be silent, good people, I am THE PROTESTANT WHORE", and they burst into cheers.


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