Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

The First Churchills: 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 »

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Episode credited cast:
Colin Bean Colin Bean ... Lord Russell
Sheila Gish ... Duchess of York
James Kerry ... Duke of Monmouth
John Neville ... John Churchill
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ... Earl Of Shaftesbury
John Ringham ... Laurence Hyde
Robert Robinson Robert Robinson ... Louis XIV
John Standing ... Sidney Godolphin
Margaret Tyzack ... Princess Anne
James Villiers ... Charles II
Barry Wade Barry Wade ... Chiffinch
John Westbrook ... James, Duke of York
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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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31 January 1971 (USA) See more »

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