The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Hordern ...  Narrator 10 episodes, 1974
Charles Kay ...  Tsar Nicholas II 7 episodes, 1974
Barry Foster ...  Willy 7 episodes, 1974
Gayle Hunnicutt ...  Tsarina Alexandra 6 episodes, 1974
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The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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Drama | History

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Koning en keizer See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first BBC role of Curd Jürgens. See more »

Quotes

Tsar Nicholas II: [Referring to his son, Tsarevich Alexis, who has just left the room] There goes half my sadness, and a great deal of my joy.
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Soundtracks

Largo: Symphony No. 6
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Dmitri Shostakovich
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Great Miniseries - They Should Re-release It!
23 March 2004 | by brandygoboomSee all my reviews

When this series ran on WTBS in 1979, I was hooked, & was able to catch every episode, save the LAST ONE! The BBC did a good job with it, but I, too, have been fruitlessly hunting for it for many years. I thought it was very well done. Even though they apparently didn't have a grand budget for much exterior shooting, the writing, as I recall, was fairly accurate and represented just what a "family affair" the royal houses of pre-WW1 were. I was particularly interested in this broadcast, especially the last episode, because I had just finished reading "The Secret File on the Tzar", an examination through all the NKVD and KGB files relating to Nicholas II's arrest and final family reunion in the basement. I consider it a minor classic, and, like several others, would like to find a personal copy.


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