Edward the King (1975– )
"Edward the Seventh" (original title)

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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 Queen Victoria (10 episodes, 1975)
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 Prince of Wales / ... (9 episodes, 1975)
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 Princess Alexandra / ... (8 episodes, 1975)
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 Princess Vicky / ... (7 episodes, 1975)
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 Dowager Empress Dagmar / ... (6 episodes, 1975)
Michael Osborne ...
 Prince George (6 episodes, 1975)
Guy Slater ...
 Charles Carrington / ... (6 episodes, 1975)
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 W.E. Gladstone / ... (5 episodes, 1975)
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 Kaiser Wilhelm II / ... (5 episodes, 1975)
Peter Howell ...
 Francis Knollys (5 episodes, 1975)
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 Princess May / ... (5 episodes, 1975)
Madeleine Cannon ...
 Princess Toria / ... (5 episodes, 1975)
Barbara Laurenson ...
 Charlotte Knollys (5 episodes, 1975)
Ian Gelder ...
 Affie / ... (5 episodes, 1975)
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 Fritz (5 episodes, 1975)
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The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the king he developed a reputation of a playboy which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.

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an excellent series
24 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this series when it first came out and really enjoyed it very much. Annette Crosbie was absolutely wonderful as Queen Victoria. It was truly sad to lose her when she had to die in the series. I also remember Helen Ryan being wonderful as Princess and later Queen Alexandra. Of course Timothy West did a fine job as Prince Albert Edward and later King Edward VII. I must admit I felt that Robert Hardy was sadly miscast as Prince Albert. Felicity Kendal was great as the Princess Royal and Empress Frederick. Francesca Annis was lovely as Lillie Langtry. It really was sad when the series inevitably had to end as it grew on you with every episode. It has rarely been repeated which is truly a sad endictment of television today. It should be as it is very good indeed.


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