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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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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

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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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On the DVD commentary, Director John Gorrie explained how it took a great deal of persuasion to convince Annette Crosbie to accept the role of Queen Victoria. Crosbie was reluctant because she felt she had done quite enough television during that time, and also, she was starring in a play about the Bronte sisters, which was supposedly going to come in to London. That play never did come into London, and Crosbie was glad she had changed her mind and accepted the role, which turned out to be a great success and "such fun to do". See more »

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an excellent series
24 July 2006 | by aussiebrisguySee all my reviews

I remember watching this series when it first came out and really enjoyed it very much. Annette Crosbie was absolutely wonderful as Queen Victoria. It was truly sad to lose her when she had to die in the series. I also remember Helen Ryan being wonderful as Princess and later Queen Alexandra. Of course Timothy West did a fine job as Prince Albert Edward and later King Edward VII. I must admit I felt that Robert Hardy was sadly miscast as Prince Albert. Felicity Kendal was great as the Princess Royal and Empress Frederick. Francesca Annis was lovely as Lillie Langtry. It really was sad when the series inevitably had to end as it grew on you with every episode. It has rarely been repeated which is truly a sad endictment of television today. It should be as it is very good indeed.


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