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Requiem for a Crown Prince 

On the morning of the 30th January 1889, the 30-year-old Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria-Hungary is found dead at the imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling in what looks like a suicide pact ... See full summary »

Director:

James Ferman

Writers:

John Elliot (creator), David Turner

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Gurney ... 'Sisi', Empress Elizabeth of Austria
Laurence Naismith ... Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria-Hungary
Emrys James Emrys James ... Count Taaffe
Anthony Newlands ... Philip of Coburg
James Cossins ... Count Josi Hoyos
Frank Wylie Frank Wylie ... Police Commissar Gorup
Susan Tracy Susan Tracy ... Crown Princess Stephanie of Austria
Irene Hamilton Irene Hamilton ... Baroness Vetsera
Rosamund Greenwood Rosamund Greenwood ... Fraulein Von Ferenczy
Kenneth Benda ... Professor Widerhoffer
Carleton Hobbs Carleton Hobbs ... Abbot Grunboek
Michael Sheard ... Losehek
Patrick Durkin ... Bratfisch
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Count Stookau
David Neal ... Baltazzi
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Storyline

On the morning of the 30th January 1889, the 30-year-old Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria-Hungary is found dead at the imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling in what looks like a suicide pact with his 17-year-old mistress Marie Vetsera. As well as dealing with their personal tragedy and loss, the Emperor Franz-Josef and the Empress Elizabeth are faced with the difficult task of covering up what really happened in hope of avoiding the potentially major public scandal. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History

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Release Date:

3 April 1974 (UK) See more »

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Following Rudolf's death, Franz Josef's brother Karl Ludwig became heir to the throne. He eventually renounced his rights in favor of his son, Franz Ferdinand. It was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand that led to the First World War. See more »

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