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The Lion and the Unicorn 

King Charles II knows that many of the Lords are plotting against him and moves to take control of the situation. He relocates temporarily to Oxford forcing Parliament to move there as well... See full summary »

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

Winston Churchill (book), Donald Wilson

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Neville ... John Churchill
Susan Hampshire ... Sarah Churchill
James Villiers ... Charles II
Margaret Tyzack ... Princess Anne
John Standing ... Sidney Godolphin
John Westbrook ... James, Duke of York
James Kerry ... James, Duke of Monmouth
Roger Mutton Roger Mutton ... George of Denmark
Sheila Gish ... Mary, Duchess of York
Daphne Heard Daphne Heard ... Mrs. Jennings
John Ringham ... Laurence Hyde
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ... Earl of Shaftesbury
Robert Robinson Robert Robinson ... Louis XIV
David March David March ... Barillon
Austin Trevor ... Lord Halifax
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Storyline

King Charles II knows that many of the Lords are plotting against him and moves to take control of the situation. He relocates temporarily to Oxford forcing Parliament to move there as well. He then dissolves that institution but doesn't call elections. He also orders his brother and heir James, the Duke of York, to leave temporarily and relocate to Scotland. Churchill and Godolphin accompanies him but James proves to be difficult and cruel towards the people. Sarah Churchill is going to have a child, much to everyone's delight, though she doesn't necessarily look forward to having her mother stay with her during her lying-in. She also continues her close friendship with Princess Anne, James second daughter, who is to be married to Prince George of Denmark. Anne names her a Lady of the Bedchamber, with a stipend of £200 per year. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-Y
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Release Date:

31 January 1971 (USA) See more »

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Soundtracks

To Anthea
(uncredited)
Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Herrick
(Mulgrave sings to Anne)
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