The turning points in the careers of nine Edwardian figures are explored in this 8-part series. "Mr. Rolls and Mr. Royce": This episode looks at the relationship between Mr. Henry Royce (Michael Jayston), the electrical engineer who had just made his first car, and Mr. Charles Rolls (Robert Powell), a motor dealer looking for a reliable model to sell. "Horatio Bottomly": Timothy West plays the financier, founder of John Bull, fraud and swindler. "E. Nesbitt": Judy Parfitt stars as the author of "The Railway Children" who lived in a menage a trois with her husband and his mistress. 'Conan Doyle": Nigel Davenport stars as the author of Sherlock Holmes, who starts behaving like his character. "Baden Powell": Is our image of the heroic Boer War General correct? This closer look at the founder of the scout movement stars Robert Moody. "The Reluctant Juggler": A look at music hall performer Marie Lloyd (Georgia Brown) and her role in the 1907 Music Hall strike. "Daisy": Virginia McKenna stars as the mistress of Edward VII, who became a convert to socialism. "Lloyd George": The paradox of a government politician (Anthony Hopkins) who was a force for social change and a great negotiator but an untiring philanderer as well.
Presented in Black & White.
|Studio Name:||Warner Home Video|
|DVD Release Date:||10/14/2008|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||590 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.34|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.4 x 7.4 x 7.4|
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