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Edward the King 

Edward the Seventh (original title)
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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Annette Crosbie ...  Queen Victoria 10 episodes, 1975
Timothy West ...  Prince of Wales / ... 9 episodes, 1975
Helen Ryan ...  Princess Alexandra / ... 8 episodes, 1975
Felicity Kendal ...  Princess Vicky / ... 7 episodes, 1975
Guy Slater Guy Slater ...  Charles Carrington / ... 7 episodes, 1975
Jane Lapotaire ...  Dowager Empress Dagmar / ... 6 episodes, 1975
Michael Osborne Michael Osborne ...  Prince George 6 episodes, 1975
Michael Hordern ...  W.E. Gladstone / ... 5 episodes, 1975
Christopher Neame ...  Kaiser Wilhelm II / ... 5 episodes, 1975
Peter Howell ...  Francis Knollys 5 episodes, 1975
Michael Byrne ...  Fritz 5 episodes, 1975
Judy Loe ...  Princess May / ... 5 episodes, 1975
Ian Gelder ...  Affie / ... 5 episodes, 1975
Madeleine Cannon Madeleine Cannon ...  Princess Toria 5 episodes, 1975
Barbara Laurenson Barbara Laurenson ...  Charlotte Knollys 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

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ATV See more »
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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Annette Crosbie is only eight months older than Timothy West, yet she played his mother. Also, Felicity Kendal played West's elder sister, but is twelve years younger than him in real-life. See more »

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A very absorbing and well done series
22 January 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Being fans or admirers of a lot of the actors here and being drawn to such an interesting subject, I loved Edward the Seventh. It is a visually sumptuous affair with beautiful costumes, locations and photography. The music is likewise gorgeous. The story is highly absorbing, well paced and very accurate, and the writing is intelligent even in the wordier parts.

Edward the Seventh has a superb cast. Not only is it great on paper, but it is so much fun seeing so many familiar faces and all of them give great performances. Timothy West is marvellous in the titular character role, and of the cast the standouts were Helen Ryan as a tolerant and sympathetic Alexandra and especially Annette Crosbie's nuanced turn as the definitive Victoria.

That is not to dispute the other performances either. Robert Hardy is suitably rigid and determined as Albert, John Gielgud is a wonderful Disraeli, Christopher Neame is a wonderfully wicked Kaiser and Francessca Annis is also very good as Lillie. All in all, a really well done series, very absorbing with not a dull moment with great production values and you couldn't have asked for a more better cast too. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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