(written for television by), (based upon the book by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Peter the Great
... Sophia
... Prince Feodor Romodanovsky
... Sir Isaac Newton
... King William III of Orange
... Alexander Menshikov
... Young Peter the Great
... Charlotte
... Anna Mons
... Athalie
... Frederick
... Catherine Skevronskaya
Mike Gwilym ... Shafirov
... Count Tolstoy
... Boyar Lopukhin


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5 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Sophia (Vanessa Redgrave) tells Alexis that his father named his newborn daughter Elizabeth in honor of the English Queen Elizabeth I. Redgrave would go on to play Elizabeth I in Anonymous (2011). Prior to that, in 1991, Redgrave played Peter's daughter Elizabeth, now an empress, in Young Catherine. See more »


General Patrick Gordon is shown being killed by Swedish troops prior to the Battle of Narva in 1700. In reality, Gordon had died a year earlier, peacefully and in bed. Peter was with him when he died. See more »

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