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1 :01x01 - Death Waltz

Mar/15/1974
The unmarried Emperor of Austria Franz Josef tries to undermine his mother, Archduchess Sophie, who favors niece Helene as the future Empress and to keep the Hapsburg line in power.
Guest Stars: Pamela Brown as Archduchess Sophia | Sandor Eles as Count Andrassy | Kathleen Michael as Hildegarde | Miles Anderson as Emperor Franz Josef | Donald Gee as Majlath | Ann Penfold as Princess Hélène | Diane Keen as Empress Elizabeth | Noel Fredricks as Aide to Franz Josef
Director: Bill Hays (2)

2 :01x02 - The English Princess

Apr/05/1974
The English princess, Queen Victoria's eldest daughter Vicky, marries Prince Frederick Wilhelm of Prussia and is unprepared for her new life in Germany, when her liberal views clash with the Prussian doctrine of blood and iron.
Guest Stars: Adam Cunliffe as Prince Wilhelm | Curd Jürgens as Otto von Bismark | Anthony Carrick as Dr. Wegner | Anthony Roye as Dr. Martin | Maurice Denham as Kaiser Wilhelm I | Roger Hammond as Albrecht | Basil Henson as General Von Moltke | Denis Lill as Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelm | Gemma Jones as Princess Victoria | Frank Thornton as Prince Albert | Perlita Neilson as Queen Victoria
Director: David Cunliffe

3 :01x03 - The Honest Broker

Apr/12/1974
Bismarck's aim of a unified German empire is furthered through a new League of Emperors. His plans also extend to Fritz and Vicky's son Wilhelm, who has become estranged from his parents.
Guest Stars: Maurice Denham as Kaiser Wilhelm I | Tony Jay as Tsar Alexander II | Curd Jürgens as Otto von Bismark | John Barcroft as Eulenburg | David McKail as Mackenzie | Valerie Phillips (1) as Princess Augusta Dona | Denis Lill as Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelm | Gemma Jones as Princess Victoria | Barry Foster as Prince Wilhelm | Frederick Jaeger as Holstein
Director: David Cunliffe
Writer: John Elliot

4 :01x04 - Requiem for a Crown Prince

Apr/19/1974
The Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his young mistress are found dead at a hunting lodge near Mayerling.
Guest Stars: Olaf Pooley as Baron Krauss | Frank Wylie as Police Commissar Gorup | Irene Hamilton as Baroness Vetsara | Vernon Dobtcheff as Count Stockau | Susan Tracy as Princess Stephanie | Carleton Hobbs as Abbot Grunbock | David Neal (1) as Baltazzi | Kenneth Benda as Professor Widerhofer | Rosamund Greenway as Fraulein von Ferenczy | John Herrington as Stationmaster | Rachel Gurney as Empress Elizabeth | Laurence Naismith as Emperor Franz Josef | Emrys James as Taaffe | Patrick Durkin as Bratfisch | Michael Sheard as Loschek | James Cossins as Count Hoyos | Anthony Newlands as Phillip of Coburg
Director: James Ferman
Writer: David Turner

5 :01x05 - The Last Tsar

Apr/26/1974
Alexander III doubts the ability of his son and heir, young Nicholas, to rule Russia. Meanwhile, the autocratic conservatism of Tsarism is breeding revolutionaries.
Guest Stars: John Sanderson as Young Nicholas | Ursula Howells as Marie | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarevna Alexandra | Robert Brown (2) as Uncle Serge | Isla Blair as Ella | Mavis Edwards as Queen Victoria | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Kevin Stoney as Father Jones | Denzil Ellis as Wahl | Lynn Farleigh as Nadezhda Krupskaya | Patrick Stewart as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin | Tony Jay as Tsar Alexander III | Freddie Jones (1) as Witte | Charles Kay as Tsarevich Nicholas | Jan Francis as Mathilde Kschessinska | David Collings as Milyukov | John Nightingale as Cousin Serge | Howard Rawlinson as Constantin | Leila Hart as Singer
Director: Bill Hays (2)
Writer: John Elliot

6 :01x06 - Absolute Beginners

May/03/1974
Nicholas II has now been Tsar for nine years. In Russia, the question is when to carry out a revolution and by whom. In London, Lenin is developing his own, more radical, brand of Marxism.
Guest Stars: Peter Weston as Baumer | David Freedman (1) as Lieber | Julian Fox as Tupuridze | Raymond Witch as Martynov | Svandis Jons as Alexandrovna | Robert O'Mahoney as Krasikov | Paul Eddington as Plekhanov | Mary Wimbush as Zasulich | Charles Kay as Tsar Nicholas II | Bruce Purchase as Von Plehve | Patrick Stewart as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin | Lynn Farleigh as Nadezhda Krupskaya | Edward Wilson (1) as Martov | Michael Kitchen as Leon Trotsky
Director: Gareth Davies

7 :01x07 - Dearest Nicky

May/08/1974
Nicholas is pre-occupied by the war with Japan and the health of his son, a rising tide of discontent among St. Petersburg's working class may lead to a strike.
Guest Stars: Eileen Helsby as Mother | Robert Brown (2) as Uncle Serge | Alan Hockey as Doctor | John Turner as Mirsky | Michael Golden (1) as Putilov | Robert Keegan as Fullon | Sharon Tracy as Tatiana | Glynne Thomas as Spokesman | Roy Sampson as Danilov | Kenneth Colley as Gapon | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarina Alexandra | Charles Kay as Tsar Nicholas II | John Welsh (2) as Procurator | David Dodimead as Kokotsev | John Quarmby as Lamsdorf | James Mellor as Kouraptkin | Peter Dyneley as Von Bulow
Director: Bill Hays (2)
Writer: Jack Pulman

8 :01x08 - The Appointment

May/15/1974
When Grand Duke Serge is murdered, Nicholas dismisses his Police Chief. He considers Ratchovsky to be a suitable replacement, but both Witte and Alexandra have their doubts about his character.
Guest Stars: Desmond Cullum-Jones as Police Sergeant | Arnold Peters as Clerk | Michael Cotterill as Valet | Paul Haley as Color Sergeant | Rio Fanning as Petitioner | David Dodimead as Kokotsev | John Beardmore as Inspector | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarina Alexandra | Victor Winding as Azaff | Michael Bryant as Ratchkowsky | Freddie Jones (1) as Witte | Charles Kay as Tsar Nicholas II | John Stratton as Hesse | David Swift (1) as Trepov
Director: David Cunliffe

9 :01x09 - Dress Rehearsal

May/22/1974
Foreign Minister Izvolsky has his sights firmly set on the Dardanelles and the freedom of the Russian fleet, rather than peace in the Balkans.
Guest Stars: Andrew Keir as Wickham Sted | John Bennett as Georges Clemenceau | Laurence Naismith as Emperor Franz Josef | Tom Criddle as Sir Edward Grey | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Peter Dyneley as Von Bulow | Ed Devereaux as Purtales | John Moffatt (1) as Aehrenthal | Derek Francis as King Edward VII | Peter Vaughan (1) as Izvolsky | Haydn Wood as Officer | Shirley Dixon as Madame Isvolsky | Peter Whittaker as Secretary | Charles Kay as Tsar Nicholas II | Frank Middlemass as Stolypin | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarina Alexandra
Director: Rudolph Cartier
Writer: Jack Pulman

10 :01x10 - The Indian Summer of an Emperor

May/29/1974
Heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand causes fear for Franz Josef over Austria-Hungary's future.
Guest Stars: Clyde Pollitt as Kottiwitz | Roy McArthur as Archduke Karl | Heather Page as Archduchess Zita | Melanie Peck as Maid | Neville Barber as Count Paar | Peter Copley as Bethman-Hollweg | Noel Davis as Austrian Ambassador | Brian Hawksley as Sir Arthur Nicholson | Jay Neill as Heller | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Michael McStay as Count Montenueva | Noel Fredricks as Aide to Franz Josef | Peter Woodthorpe as Archduke Franz Ferdinand | Laurence Naismith as Emperor Franz Josef | George Merritt as Ketterl | Robert Tayman as 1st Adjutant | Ian Ricketts as 2nd Adjutant | Nora Swinburne as Katharina Schratt | T.P. McKenna as General Conrad von Hotzendorf

11 :01x11 - Tell the King the Sky is Falling

Jun/05/1974
Nicholas and Alexandra have begun to rely heavily on the advice of Gregory Rasputin while the Russian army drowns in their own blood.
Guest Stars: Nigel Stock as General Alexiev | Hugh Burden as Protopopov | Miriam Margolyes as Anna Vyrubova | Tony Collins as Manus | Jenny Till as Maunia | Barbara Keogh as Vara | Frank Mills as Tepov | Rosalie Crutchley as Grand Duchess Michen | Ann Castle as Grand Duchess Ella | John Phillips as Grand Duke Nicholas | Charles Gray (1) as Rodzianko | Michael Aldridge (1) as Grigori Rasputin | Peter Jolley as Tsar Nicholas's Aide | Charles Kay as Tsar Nicholas II | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarina Alexandra | Pippa Vickers as Grand Duchess Anastasia | Martha Nairne as Grand Duchess Olga | Hetty Baynes as Grand Duchess Tatiana | Prue Clarke as Grand Duchess Marie | Piers Flint Shipman as Tsarevich Alexis
Writer: John Elliot

12 :01x12 - The Secret War

Jun/12/1974
As the fires of revolution fan in Russia, Lenin and his comrades are stuck in Switzerland. However, Germany may prove to be an unexpected ally.
Guest Stars: Marius Goring as Field Marshal von Hindenburg | Charles Kay as Tsar Nicholas II | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarina Alexandra | Patrick Stewart as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Writer: Ken Hughes

13 :01x13 - End Game

Jun/19/1974
As America enters the war and British tanks made advances across France, Germany's grand poobah, Kaiser Wilhelm II, calls a supreme council of war in occupied Belgium.
Guest Stars: Peter Schofield as Ebert | Laurence Hardy as Prince Max of Baden | Eve Pearce as Empress Augusta Dona | Griffith Jones as Hintze | Geoffrey Toone as General Groener | Michael Bates (1) as General Ludendorff | John Robinson as Muller | Erik Chitty as Hertling | Marius Goring as Field Marshal von Hindenburg | Colin Baker as Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelm | Jon Croft (1) as Sergeant | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Eric Carte as Aide to Kaiser Wilhelm | Kevin Brennan as Bentinck
Director: Rudolph Cartier
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Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: March 15, 1974
Ended: June 19, 1974
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