Edward The King

Edward The King

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Cast: Timothy West, Robert Hardy, John Gielgud

     
 

Although 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 classic 13-part British miniseries dramatizes his life, from frustrated… See more details below

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Although 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 classic 13-part British miniseries dramatizes his life, from frustrated prince and inveterate philanderer to loving father and respected statesman. Firmly grounded in history, it intimately depicts the palace dynamics that reverberated in parliament and beyond during the years preceding World War I. The production boasts a star-studded cast, including Timothy West, Annette Crosbie, Robert Hardy, John Gielgud, Felicity Kendal, Charles Dance, and Francesca Annis. With richly detailed sets and Emmy-winning costumes, Edward the King captures England at a time when the Empire was at its height and the monarchy on the verge of transformation. 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; and a photo gallery with commentary by the stars and the director. Originally broadcast as Edward the Seventh on Britain's ITV in 1974 (arriving in the U.S. in 1979), this set contains the complete 13-episode British cut.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
UPC:
0054961810093
Rating:
NR
Source:
Acorn Media
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
11:18:00
Sales rank:
23,231

Special Features

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

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Edward the King, Volume 1
2. Forgiveness [7:36]
1. The Young Queen [9:41]
3. Political Advantages [7:39]
4. Albert Edward [9:06]
5. Working Together [8:56]
6. An Ordinary Couple [8:17]
1. The Eldest Son [9:41]
2. Arrangements [7:36]
3. Other Boys [7:39]
4. Disappointment [9:06]
5. Vicky and Fritz [8:56]
6. A New Course [8:17]
1. America [11:11]
2. Taking Sides [7:58]
3. Out With Friends [7:18]
4. Advice [9:10]
5. Training Begins [7:41]
6. Thinking Ahead [9:06]
1. Princess Alexandra [7:31]
2. Choosing a Bride [8:20]
3. Chance Meeting [9:15]
4. Control [7:30]
5. Bertie's Affair [8:12]
6. Fever [11:19]
Disc #2 -- Edward the King, Volume 2
1. Mourning [7:33]
2. Bertie's Return [7:56]
3. New Family [9:49]
4. A Night Out [6:22]
5. Public Opinions [9:57]
6. A Complicated Situation [10:27]
1. Husband [7:33]
2. Illness [7:56]
3. Germany [9:49]
4. Grandchildren [6:22]
5. Accusations [9:57]
6. Typhoid [10:27]
1. Nothing to Do [9:13]
2. A Place for Bertie [10:39]
3. An Unfair World [8:55]
4. India [6:49]
5. Misunderstanding [6:11]
6. Return [10:08]
1. Sense of Direction [9:13]
2. Active Duty [10:39]
3. Lillie Langtry [8:55]
4. The Worst Areas [6:49]
5. Forbidden Pairing [6:11]
6. Celebrations and Loss [10:08]
Disc #3 -- Edward the King, Volume 3
1. Lady Brooke [8:22]
2. The Letter [9:55]
3. The Cheat [7:33]
4. Apology [8:59]
5. Eddy [7:25]
6. Moving On [9:57]
1. Frightened of Mother [8:22]
2. Balmoral Castle [9:55]
3. The Races [7:33]
4. "Go It, Old Girl" [8:59]
5. Mr. Gladstone's Passing [7:25]
6. Waiting No More [9:57]
1. The New Sovereign [8:22]
2. Family and Foreign Affairs [9:55]
3. Vicky's Request [7:33]
4. End of Full Mourning [8:59]
5. Sudden Illness [7:25]
6. Surgery and Coronation [9:57]
Disc #4 -- Edward the King, Volume 4
1. An Unpleasant Nephew [8:50]
2. The King's Advice [7:27]
3. Secret Arrangments [6:56]
4. Policy [9:47]
5. Birthday [10:04]
6. So Much to Be Done [9:18]
1. Old Men [8:50]
2. German Relations [7:27]
3. Reform [6:56]
4. A Desperate Situation [9:47]
5. Not Needed [10:04]
6. "I Am Very Glad" [9:18]

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