In the latter half of the 19th Century, three ruling houses dominated Europe: the Hapsburgs of Austria-Hungary, the Romanovs of Russia and Hohenzollerns of Germany.
Centuries of despotism, a continued lack of social reform and the advent of the devastating First World War caused the vultures of revolution to start circling.
This 13-part epic drama features a Who’s Who of Britain’s finest actors, bringing the historical figures richly to life.
Starring Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay, Barry Foster, Patrick Stewart, Laurence Naismith, Gemma Jones, Denis Lill, Maurice Denham, Curt Jurgens, Paul Eddington, Michael Kitchen, Jan Francis, Peter Vaughan, Frank Middlemass, Lynn Farleigh, Freddie Jones, Rachel Gurney, Derek Francis, Diane Keen, Michael Bryant, John Rhys-Davies, Charles Gray, Marius Goring and Colin Baker.
Exclusive interviews with Gayle Hunnicutt, Charles Kay and director David Cunliffe.
Photo Gallery of BBC publicity stills from the series.
“Strong Performance.” – The Times