In 1917, the Russian Revolution breaks out in earnest and Lenin and Krupskaya - now living in exile in Zurich - are both thrilled as the news finally reach them in Switzerland. They long to return to...
The opposition against Tsarism is spreading throughout Russia, but Tsar Nicholas II prefers to disregard and stay blind to the rising discontent. The Tsar's mind is instead mainly consumed by the ill...
The life of Edward VII (1841 - 1910), the King of the United Kingdom. Before becoming the King, he developed a reputation of a playboy, which angered his mother, Queen Victoria. He was a reformer and modernizer, but also an elitist.
When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.
After the murder of her lover Julius Caesar, Egypt's Queen Cleopatra needs a new ally. She seduces his probable successor Mark Antony. This develops into real love and slowly leads to a war with the other possible successor, Octavius.
This superb series will be available on DVD in the US on May 2, 2006! Amazon and Barnes and Noble are already offering it for pre-sale. I've been waiting for this series for many years! When Fall of Eagles was first shown on PBS in the 1970s I fell in love with the fine directing and acting and above all the attention to the historical details. The last time I saw it was in severely edited form on TBS 15-20 years ago. Favorite scenes that have lingered in my memory over the years include a minute by minute documentary on the Crown Prince Rudolf-Maria Vetsera suicide at Mayerling, a great episode on Empress Elizabeth of Austria and her troubled relations with her mother-in-law Archduchess Sophie, a fine retelling of the story of Queen Victoria's oldest daughter Vicky and her problems as German Crown Princess and Empress, and above all several excellent episodes dealing with Nicholas, Alexandra, and the other Romanovs.
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