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Elizabeth R 

When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.
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1972  
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Glenda Jackson ...  Queen Elizabeth I 6 episodes, 1971
Ronald Hines ...  William Cecil (Lord Burghley) 5 episodes, 1971
Robert Hardy ...  Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester) 3 episodes, 1971
Stephen Murray ...  Walsingham 3 episodes, 1971
John Shrapnel ...  Earl of Sussex 3 episodes, 1971
Angela Thorne ...  Lettice Knollys, Lady Leicester 3 episodes, 1971
Robin Ellis ...  Robert Devereaux (Earl of Essex) 2 episodes, 1971
Peter Jeffrey ...  King Philip II of Spain 2 episodes, 1971
Rachel Kempson ...  Kat Ashley 2 episodes, 1971
Vivian Pickles ...  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots / ... 2 episodes, 1971
Peter Howell ...  Lord Howard 2 episodes, 1971
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

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In an interview published in Radio Times magazine to accompany the BBC's repeat showing of the series to mark its 50th anniversary in February 2021, Glenda Jackson recalled that the ornate ceilings on some of the sets were actually painted yogurt pots. See more »

Goofs

The courtyard in Elizabeth's palace contains an aviary with several Australian white cockatoos, long before any European had landed in Australia. See more »

Quotes

Queen Elizabeth I: I want to be young again. I want to have my hopes again. And I want not to feel time... like a dead child in my womb.
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Follows The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970) See more »

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Wonderful!
17 October 1998 | by bunny-14See all my reviews

An amazing series with beautiful costumes and scenery.Glenda Jackson is stunning as Elizabeth Tudor. Very acute telling of the life of Elizabeth before her reign and throughout as Queen of England. A must see.


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PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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