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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 | Noel Fredricks as Aide to Franz Josef | Diane Keen as Empress Elizabeth | Ann Penfold as Princess Hélène | Donald Gee as Majlath | Miles Anderson as Emperor Franz Josef | Kathleen Michael as Hildegarde | Sandor Eles as Count Andrassy
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: Perlita Neilson as Queen Victoria | Frank Thornton as Prince Albert | Gemma Jones as Princess Victoria | Denis Lill as Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelm | Basil Henson as General Von Moltke | Roger Hammond as Albrecht | Maurice Denham as Kaiser Wilhelm I | Anthony Roye as Dr. Martin | Anthony Carrick as Dr. Wegner | Curd Jürgens as Otto von Bismark | Adam Cunliffe as Prince Wilhelm
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: Frederick Jaeger as Holstein | Barry Foster as Prince Wilhelm | Gemma Jones as Princess Victoria | Denis Lill as Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelm | Valerie Phillips (1) as Princess Augusta Dona | David McKail as Mackenzie | Maurice Denham as Kaiser Wilhelm I | Tony Jay as Tsar Alexander II | Curd Jürgens as Otto von Bismark | John Barcroft as Eulenburg
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: 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 | John Herrington as Stationmaster | Rosamund Greenway as Fraulein von Ferenczy | Kenneth Benda as Professor Widerhofer | 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
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: 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 | Patrick Stewart as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin | Lynn Farleigh as Nadezhda Krupskaya | Denzil Ellis as Wahl | 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
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: 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 | Mary Wimbush as Zasulich | Paul Eddington as Plekhanov | 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
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: 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 | Kenneth Colley as Gapon | Roy Sampson as Danilov | 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
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: 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 | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarina Alexandra | John Beardmore as Inspector | 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
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: 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 | Derek Francis as King Edward VII | John Moffatt (1) as Aehrenthal | 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
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: 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 | Michael McStay as Count Montenueva | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Jay Neill as Heller | 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

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: 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 | Charles Gray (1) as Rodzianko | John Phillips as Grand Duke Nicholas | 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
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: Patrick Stewart as Vladimir Ilyich Lenin | Gayle Hunnicutt as Tsarina Alexandra | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Charles Kay as Tsar Nicholas II | Marius Goring as Field Marshal von Hindenburg
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: Eric Carte as Aide to Kaiser Wilhelm | Barry Foster as Kaiser Wilhelm II | Jon Croft (1) as Sergeant | Colin Baker as Crown Prince Frederick Wilhelm | Marius Goring as Field Marshal von Hindenburg | Erik Chitty as Hertling | John Robinson as Muller | Michael Bates (1) as General Ludendorff | Geoffrey Toone as General Groener | Griffith Jones as Hintze | Eve Pearce as Empress Augusta Dona | Laurence Hardy as Prince Max of Baden | Peter Schofield as Ebert | 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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