The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Hordern ...  Narrator 10 episodes, 1974
Charles Kay ...  Tsar Nicholas II 7 episodes, 1974
Barry Foster ...  Willy 7 episodes, 1974
Gayle Hunnicutt ...  Tsarina Alexandra 6 episodes, 1974
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The collapse of three great European dynasties: the Romanovs, the Habsburgs, and the Hohenzollerns.

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Drama | History

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

22 April 1977 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Koning en keizer See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Kitchen reprised his role as Leon Trotsky on stage in Robert Bolt's play State of Revolution. See more »

Quotes

Willy: If my destiny is to be a tragic one, then let it come.
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Soundtracks

Largo: Symphony No. 6
(uncredited)
Dmitri Shostakovich
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One of the best Mini-Series Ever Made
8 July 2006 | by thompsjfSee all my reviews

If you like mini-series I Cladius, you will like this series. I watched this as a young teenager and learn more on what brought the world, World War I that all of the boring history lessons I took in school. Also, the breath and scope of this TV mini-series just can not be remade today. Only HBO has the clout and finances to tackle this type of material.

The acting in this series is old school British theater and is a little talkative for the modern MTV generation who are use to more action, however, it is very rewarding to listen to the words and watch the scope of history unfold. You will understand that the end of the series that it is individuals who make history and individuals have the power to literally to change the world.

This mini-series is well worth your time and attention.


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