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The first Churchills

Author: David GilesDonald WilsonJohn NevilleSusan HampshireJames VilliersAll authors
Publisher: [London] : BBC-TV ; Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the 50-year marriage of John and Sarah Churchill, the first Churchills to make their mark on British history. John was a handsome and charismatic general who won the battles that shaped the future of England. Sarah was a fiery beauty whose passion and intellect made her a favorite at court and won the undying devotion of her husband. The turbulent history of 17th century England is seen through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Drama
Named Person: John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of; Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough, Duchess of; Churchill family; Churchill family.; John Churchill Marlborough, Duke of; Sarah Jennings Churchill Marlborough, Duchess of
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Giles; Donald Wilson; John Neville; Susan Hampshire; James Villiers; John Standing; John Westbrook; Margaret Tyzack; Richard Pearson; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1569387206 9781569387207
OCLC Number: 56054152
Notes: Originally produced as a mini-series on BBC1 in 1969.
Special features: Conversation with Susan Hampshire (19 min.); Photo gallery [slide show]; Cast filmographies [text feature].
Credits: Cameraman John McGlashan ; editor, Alastair Mackay, Ron Bowman ; songs composed and music arranged by Marcus Dods ; dances arranged by Geraldine Stephenson.
Cast: John Neville (John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough), Susan Hampshire (Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough), James Villiers (Charles II), John Standing (Sidney Godolphin), John Westbrook (James, Duke of York), Margaret Tyzack (Princess Anne), Richard Pearson (Robert Harley).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (533 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded sheet ([10] p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital; 4:3 full screen.
Contents: Disc 1 Vol. 1 Part one The chaste nymph (43 min.) --
Part two Bridals (45 min.) --
Part three Plot counter-plot (45 min.). Disc 2 Vol. 2 Part four The lion and the unicorn (45 min.) --
Part five Rebellion (45 min.) --
Part six The Protestant wind (45 min.). Disc 3 Vol. 3 Part seven Trial of strength (43 min.) --
Part eight The queen commands (45 min.) --
Part nine Reconciliation (45 min.). Disc 4 Vol. 4 Part ten A famous victory (45 min.) --
Part eleven Breaking the circle (45 min.) --
Part twelve Not without honour (43 min.).
Responsibility: by Donald Wilson ; produced by Donald Wilson ; directed by David Giles ; BBC-TV.

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Tells the story of the 50-year marriage of John and Sarah Churchill, the first Churchills to make their mark on British history. John was a handsome and charismatic general who won the battles that shaped the future of England. Sarah was a fiery beauty whose passion and intellect made her a favorite at court and won the undying devotion of her husband. The turbulent history of 17th century England is seen through the eyes of Sarah, and are filtered through her love for John and their shared love of England.

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