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    Elizabeth R

    Elizabeth R

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    BBC Two (ended 1971)
    Historical mini-series documenting the reign of Elizabeth I. Each episode focuses on one dramatic period in the lengthy reign of the Virgin Queen, including her ascension to the throne, her various marital intrigues, her problems with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots, and the threatened invasion of the Spanish Armada. The series is dominated by a tour de force performance by Glenda Jackson, who won an Emmy for her portrayal of Elizabeth.moreless
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    The Borderers

    The Borderers

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    BBC Two (ended 1970)
    BBC Scotland drama series set in the Scottish Borders in the 16th Century. These were turbulent times: raids and skirmishes across the border with England; cattle and sheep rustling; disputes settled by sword or gun. Iain Cuthbertson stars as Sir Walter Ker of Cessford (referred to throughout as 'Cessford') the Warden of Liddesdale. (A Warden was roughly the equivalent of a modern day Sheriff.) Michael Gambon co-stars as Gavin Ker, male head of the family the Kers of Slitrig, kinsfolk of Cessford.moreless
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    Codename

    Codename

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    BBC Two (ended 1970)
    Codename was a spy thriller about the secretive MI17, a government department operating from the residential hall of a Cambridge College. Eventually the series attained a more international flavour, although its base was always in Great Britain. Codename dealt primarily with the themes of espionage and counter-espionage at the time of the Cold War of the 1960s. The series was developed from Codename: Portcullis, a stand-alone drama broadcast under the Drama Playhouse banner.moreless
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    The View from Daniel Pike

    The View from Daniel Pike

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    BBC Two (ended 1973)
    Daniel Pike is a tough and canny private investigator operating within the seedy underclass of Glasgow.
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    The Lotus Eaters

    The Lotus Eaters

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    BBC Two (ended 1973)
    British dramatic series
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    Microbes and Men

    Microbes and Men

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    BBC Two (ended 1974)
    British dramatic series
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    The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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    BBC Two (ended 1970)
    "Divorced, Beheaded, Died / Divorced, Beheaded, Survived..." this mini-series investigates the women behind the most active bridegroom in the history of the British monarchy. Each episode is seen through the eyes of one of Henry's six Queens, and the series as a whole illustrates England's movement from Roman Catholicism to a new form of Protestantism, all courtesy of a king in search of a son. Keith Michell's performance as Henry VIII, aging from a naive teen-ager to his corpulent death, remains the definitive portrait of this complex king. The series first aired in Great Britain beginning on January 1, 1970. It aired in the United States in the fall of 1971 to great critical acclaim and was re-run as an entry of Masterpiece Theatre in 1972. Also, in 1973, a theatrical version of the series was filmed and released with star Keith Michell reprising his role as Henry VIII. However, six different actresses from the ones who appeared in the series portrayed Henry's six wives.moreless