British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties, the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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 Narrator (10 episodes, 1974)
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 Tsar Nicholas II (7 episodes, 1974)
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 Willy (7 episodes, 1974)
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 Tsarina Alexandra (6 episodes, 1974)
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British drama about the collapse of three great European dynasties, the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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15 March 1974 (UK)  »

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Koning en keizer  »

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Some of the performers playing the Western Europe rulers, are not from Europe, such as Miles Anderson, who is White African , Dennis Lill is from New Zealand, and Gayle Hunncit is from the U.S. However, they are of European descent. See more »

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Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary: [after the murder or his wife and the suicide of his son] Nothing has been spared me... in this world...
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Largo: Symphony No. 6
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Dmitri Shostakovich
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One of the best Mini-Series Ever Made
8 July 2006 | by (Washington D.C.) – See all my reviews

If you like mini-series I Cladius, you will like this series. I watched this as a young teenager and learn more on what brought the world, World War I that all of the boring history lessons I took in school. Also, the breath and scope of this TV mini-series just can not be remade today. Only HBO has the clout and finances to tackle this type of material.

The acting in this series is old school British theater and is a little talkative for the modern MTV generation who are use to more action, however, it is very rewarding to listen to the words and watch the scope of history unfold. You will understand that the end of the series that it is individuals who make history and individuals have the power to literally to change the world.

This mini-series is well worth your time and attention.


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