Edward The King

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • UPC: 054961810093
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 11:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,501

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Edward the King, Volume 1
   Episode Selection
      Episode 1: The Boy (1841-1843)
      Episode 2: An Experiment in Education (1854-1858)
      Episode 3: The New World (1860-1861)
      Episode 4: Alix (1861)
   Scene Index
      The Boy
      An Experiment In Education
      The New World
      Alix
   Special Features
      Play Episode 4 with Actor/ Director Commentary
      Episode 4 Trailer
Disc #2 -- Edward the King, Volume 2
   Episode Selection
      Episode 5: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes (1862-1864)
      Episode 6: The Invisible Queen (1866-1871)
      Episode 7: Dearest Prince (1874-1878)
      Episode 8: The Royal Quadrille (1882-1888)
   Scene Index
      Mourning A Thousand Welcomes
      The Invisible Queen
      The Dearest Prince
      The Royal Quadrille
   Special Features
      Episode 5 Trailer
      Episode 6 Trailer
      Episode 7 Trailer
      Episode 8 Trailer
Disc #3 -- Edward the King, Volume 3
   Episode Selection
      Episode 9: Scandal (1890-1893)
      Episode 10: The Years of Waiting (1896-1901)
      Episode 11: King at Last (1901-1902)
      Episode 11: Introduction
   Scene Index
      Scandal
      The Years of Waiting
      King At Last
   Special Features
      Play Episode 9 with Actor/Director Commentary
      Play Episode 11 with Actor/Director Commentary
      Episode 9 Trailer
      Episode 10 Trailer
      Episode 11 Trailer
Disc #4 -- Edward the King, Volume 4
   Episode Selection
      Episode 12: The Peacemaker (1903-1906)
      Episode 12: Introduction
      Episode 13: Good Old Teddy! (1907-1910)
      Episode 13: Introduction
   Scene Index
      The Peacemaker
      Good Old Teddy!
   Special Features
      Robert Hardy: In Depth
      The Story of Edward the King
      Photo Gallery with Actor/Director Commentary
      Episode 12 Trailer
      Episode 13 Trailer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Biography of King Edward VII of England

    This is a BBC production which was also aired in the United States about thirty years ago. It follows the life of Edward from just before his birth until his death. Since he spent over 60 years waiting to become king, the program also details the life of his mother, Queen Victoria, and his father, Price Albert. If you are not familiar with this portion of English history, it is a funa dn entertaining way to learn. I watched when it first aired and made a copy on my VCR. All of my children (who are now in their 20's) watched and enjoyed through the years. As my copy deteriorated, I worried when it would no longer be watchable. I was thrilled to find "Edward the King" on DVD.

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