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Edward the King

Author: David ButlerJohn GorrieTimothy WestAnnette CrosbieRobert HardyAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2008, 1975].
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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Though he waited nearly 60 years to become king, and reigned for only nine, Edward VII changed the British monarchy forever. Derided by his mother, Queen Victoria, as frivolous and untrustworthy, Edward was in fact a skillful, determined diplomat who longed to be useful to his country. This miniseries dramatizes his life from frustrated prince and inveterate philanderer to loving father and respected statesman.
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Genre/Form: Television mini-series
Television adaptations
Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
Drama
Named Person: Edward, King of Great Britain; Edward, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Butler; John Gorrie; Timothy West; Annette Crosbie; Robert Hardy; John Gielgud; Philip Magnus, Sir; Acorn Media (Firm); ATV Network (Firm); Granada Television International.
OCLC Number: 244394782
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the book King Edward the Seventh, by Philip Magnus.
Originally broadcast in 1975 on British television as a 13-part miniseries.
DVD special features include: commentaries for selected episodes by Timothy West, Annette Crosbie, and director John Gorrie; two featurettes; introductions for selected episodes by Robert McNeal; trailers; and photo gallery with commentary by the stars and director.
Cast: Timothy West, Annette Crosbie, Robert Hardy, John Gielgud.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 678 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital.
Contents: v. 1. The boy ; An experiment in education ; The new world ; Alix --
v. 2. A hundred thousand welcomes ; The invisible Queen ; Dearest Prince ; The royal quadrille --
v. 3. Scandal ; The years of waiting ; King at last --
v. 4. The peacemaker ; Good old Teddy! ; special features: Robert Hardy : in depth; The story of Edward the King; photo gallery with commentary.
Responsibility: an ATV colour production ; Granada International ; written by David Butler and John Gorrie ; directed by John Gorrie.

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Though he waited nearly 60 years to become king, and reigned for only nine, Edward VII changed the British monarchy forever. Derided by his mother, Queen Victoria, as frivolous and untrustworthy, Edward was in fact a skillful, determined diplomat who longed to be useful to his country. This miniseries dramatizes his life from frustrated prince and inveterate philanderer to loving father and respected statesman.

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