Edward the King (1975– )
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An Experiment in Education 

The young Prince Albert, called Bertie by members of the family, is not having a particularly happy childhood. The elder Prince Albert has very definite views about his son's education ... See full summary »

Director:

John Gorrie

Writer:

David Butler

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Annette Crosbie ... Queen Victoria
Robert Hardy ... Prince Albert
Alison Leggatt Alison Leggatt ... Duchess of Kent
Felicity Kendal ... Princess Vicky
André Morell ... Lord Palmerston
Noel Willman ... Baron Christian von Stockmar
Charles Sturridge ... Bertie
Simon Gipps-Kent Simon Gipps-Kent ... Younger Bertie
Terrence Hardiman ... F. W. Gibbs
Arthur Hewlett ... Earl of Aberdeen
Michael Byrne ... Fritz
Julian Sherrier ... Napoleon III
Chloe Ashcroft Chloe Ashcroft ... Empress Eugenie
Ian Gelder ... Affie
Stephen Grover Stephen Grover ... Younger Affie
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The young Prince Albert, called Bertie by members of the family, is not having a particularly happy childhood. The elder Prince Albert has very definite views about his son's education including the need for non-stop work, both in the classroom and out, and very strict discipline. Bertie rebels but the only solution seems to be ever more discipline. He's clearly a disappointment to his father who had hoped his son would be a new kind of leader, a scholar who knows and understands the world but that is clearly not to be, at least not to his satisfaction. He soon dismisses his eldest son and spends most of his time ensuring the happiness of his eldest daughter Princess Victoria, known as Vicky. Her marriage is something of a sad time for the Queen and the Prince Consort as they miss her greatly and Bertie feels that he cannot replace his sister in their hearts. Bertie for his part wants to do something useful but his personal wants and desires seem to the furthest thing from his ... Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

8 April 1975 (UK) See more »

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Quotes

Lord Palmerston: I trust Your Majesty has recovered?
Queen Victoria: Sufficiently well. The birth was less painful than usual. Doctor Snow gave me chloroform.
Lord Palmerston: The Church disapproves of it, I believe.
Queen Victoria: The Church is run by men.
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