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 Queen Elizabeth I (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Lettice Knollys (4 episodes, 2006)
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 William Cecil - Lord Burghley (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Robert Dudley / ... (4 episodes, 2006)
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Richard Syms ...
 Courtier (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Kat Ashley (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Baron Casper Breuner / ... (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Christopher Hatton (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Francis Walsingham (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Earl of Pembroke (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Duke of Norfolk (2 episodes, 2006)
Rodrigo De Veccha ...
 Jester (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Alvarez De Quadra (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Amy Dudley (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Mrs. Odingsell (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Dr. William Cowes (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Sir James Melville (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Earl of Essex / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Joanna Griffiths ...
 Agnes (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Cecily (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Dentist (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Alsop (2 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Evans ...
 Robert Cecil (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Sir Walter Raleigh (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Francis Bacon (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Charles Blount (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Earl of Southampton (2 episodes, 2006)
Gavin Brocker ...
 Young Man (2 episodes, 2006)
Jordy Cernik ...
 Period Guard (2 episodes, 2006)
Dirk Smith ...
 Soldier (2 episodes, 2006)
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The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex. Written by CaptainStigmata

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13 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Robert Dudley - Earl of Leicester: If I am exiled they will see it as proof of my guilt, I'm done for!
[Elizabeth is unmoved]
Robert Dudley - Earl of Leicester: All these months you kept me close you were using me. Playing with me for your own callous ends as you do all men! So long as I was married you were safe, and now I am free you spurn me! If I leave I won't return, Bess. It will be the last time you ever see me.
Queen Elizabeth I: [He turns to leave] I will have but one mistress here, and no master! Do you hear me? I will have no man rule over me!
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One Mistress
Composed by Martin Phipps
Sung by Dessislava Stefanova & Eugenia Georgieva with "The London Bulgarian Choir"
Published by BDI Music
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One of the most accurate portryals so far....
1 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having read the previous comments I would concur with what has been said, but here in the UK this was shown as 4 90 minute episodes, not 60 minutes as inferred in the previous post.

I loved everything about this production even down to the usage of the group the 'Medieval Baebes' (who perform mainly medieval AND Tudor/Renaissance popular music) which gave one goosebumps when you think that this music was probably well loved and performed by the real Queen and her courtiers.

If you check out the BBC Drama website it gives the background as to how the costumes were made to look in period and yet so modern and also the locations used. It was quite refreshing to see a British produced history series actually filmed in the UK and not in one of the old Eastern bloc countries as with the Channel 4 'Elizabeth I' and that other history series with Ann Marie Duff playing a character 'Charles II: The Power and the Passion'

Well done BBC...it will not surprise me if another BAFTA is not forthcoming for this production. Keep up the good work!


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