This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the ... See full summary »
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1986  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Peter the Great (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Sophia (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Prince Feodor Romodanovsky (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Sir Isaac Newton (4 episodes, 1986)
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 King William III of Orange (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Alexander Menshikov (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Young Peter the Great (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Charlotte (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Anna Mons (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Athalie (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Frederick (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Catherine Skevronskaya (4 episodes, 1986)
Mike Gwilym ...
 Shafirov (4 episodes, 1986)
Günther Maria Halmer ...
 Count Tolstoy (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Boyar Lopukhin (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Patriarch (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Natalya (4 episodes, 1986)
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
 Prince Vasily Golitsyn (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Col. Patrick Gordon (4 episodes, 1986)
Vladimir Ilin ...
 Earl Sheremetief (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Alexis (4 episodes, 1986)
Roman Filippov ...
 Danilo Menshikov (4 episodes, 1986)
Vsevolod Larionov ...
 Prince Sukhorukov (4 episodes, 1986)
Algis Arlauskas ...
 Father Theodosius (4 episodes, 1986)
Walter Buschhoff ...
 Silvestre Mons (4 episodes, 1986)
Christoph Eichhorn ...
 Karl XII, King of Sweden (4 episodes, 1986)
Luba Ghermanova ...
 Afrosina (4 episodes, 1986)
Burkhard Heyl ...
 Count Piper (4 episodes, 1986)
Natalya Andreychenko ...
 Eudoxia (4 episodes, 1986)
Graham McGrath ...
 10 Year Old Peter (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Ivan (4 episodes, 1986)
Tolly Thwaites ...
 Boy Alexis (4 episodes, 1986)
Ulli Philipp ...
 Louise (4 episodes, 1986)
Denis DeMarne ...
 Old Peter the Great (4 episodes, 1986)
Philip Bowen
(4 episodes, 1986)
Carl Duering
(4 episodes, 1986)
Michael MacKenzie
(4 episodes, 1986)
Vera Kharybina
(4 episodes, 1986)
(4 episodes, 1986)
Anton Ragulin
(4 episodes, 1986)
Boris Shcherbakov
(4 episodes, 1986)
Heinz Weiss ...
 Austrian doctor (4 episodes, 1986)
Ann Zacharias
(4 episodes, 1986)
Dmitriy Chernigovskiy ...
 Michael Menshikov (4 episodes, 1986)
Cameron Austin Schiller ...
 Boy in Castle (4 episodes, 1986)
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This is the story of Peter I, Tsar of Russia from 1682, and the constant struggle between him, his sister Sophia and the Streltsy, an important Russian military corp. The story depicts the efforts of Peter in transforming Russia in an "all European" country, importing scientists, costumes, technology and military tactics. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Russian (Soviet) soldiers were used as extras. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ron Reagan/The Nelsons (1986) See more »

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One of the great mini-series of all time but not on DVD!!
13 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I keep checking to see if this marvelous production has been transferred to DVD, but so far no luck. Vanessa Redgrave wonderfully portrays Sophie. Maximillian Schell (always good) is equally mesmerizing as Peter the Great. The production as a whole is faithful to Raymond Massie's book (same title) which I read twice many years ago. Having the smaller parts played by the likes of Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier, and Trevor Howard is a real plus.

Peter's struggles with the Streltsy and the Boyars is faithfully portrayed. There is a pedestal in Red Square where the executions supposedly occurred. Peter the Great single handedly dragged Russia from Asia into Europe. He established the Russian navy and his first ship building effort is housed in a museum outside Moscow. I've seen the ship, but could never verify whether it was the original or a copy.


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