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Title Elizabeth R [(DVD) videorecording] / British Broadcasting Corporation and BBC Worldwide Ltd. ; producer, Roderick Graham ; writers, John Hale [and others] ; directed by Claude Whatham [and others].

Publication Info. [England] : BBC Video, [2001]
[Burbank, Calif.] : [Distributed by Warner Home Video].
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Television Shows  TV ELI    DUE 08-10-21
 Nichols Adult Television Shows  TV ELI    AVAILABLE
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Description 4 videodiscs (540 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; standard format (4:3)
Language In English.
Cast Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy, Anthony Ainley, Jill Balcon, Robert Barry, Hugh Dickson, Robin Ellis, Sarah Frampton, Bernard Hepton, Peter Jaffrey, Vivian Pickles, Margaretta Scott, Nicholas Selby, John Woodvine.
Performer Narrator: Alison Weir.
Narrator for Elizabeth 1: Rolf Saxon.
Credits Music, David Munrow ; cameraman, Nat Crosby ; editor, Larry Toft
Note Originally produced as a Masterpiece Theatre television production in 1971.
Special features: Optional historical commentary by Alison Weir; interview with Glenda Jackson (30 min.); interview with British historian Alison Weir (21 min.); "Elizabeth 1" A&E documentary (45 min.); Glenda Jackson reads historical documents (30 min.); portrait gallery; historical sites gallery; "Behind the scenes" cast filmographies; "Costuming the queen" photo gallery.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary A televised dramatization of the life of Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII by Anne Boleyn, presented in six acts. As a young woman, Elizabeth is faced with imprisonment and worse, but she prevails over vicious court intrigues and secures her claim to the throne. As Queen, she faces the continuing threat from Mary, Queen of Scots, an impending royal wedding that would unite England and France, and a palace insurrection involving a former court favorite.
Contents Disc 1. Act I. The lion's cub (89 min.) -- Act II. The marriage game (91 min.) -- Disc 2. Act III. Shadow in the Sun (89 min.) -- Act IV. Horrible conspiracies (91 min.) -- Disc 3. Act V. The enterprise of England (91 min.) -- Act VI. Sweet England's pride (89min.) -- Disc 4. Special features.
Subject Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Historical drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Made-for-TV movies.
Added Author Graham, Roderick.
Hale, John.
Whatham, Claude.
Jackson, Glenda.
Hines, Ronald.
Hardy, Robert.
Ainley, Anthony.
Balcon, Jill.
Barry, Robert.
Dickson, Hugh.
Ellis, Robin.
Hepton, Bernard.
Pickles, Vivian.
Scott, Margaretta.
Selby, Nicholas, 1925-
Weir, Alison, 1951- author.
Hayes, Sue.
Saxon, Rolf.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
BBC Worldwide Ltd.
BBC Video (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Elizabeth 1
ISBN 0790761939
Standard No. 794051158826
Music No. E1588 BBC Video
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