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Title The first Churchills [videorecording] / by Donald Wilson ; produced by Donald Wilson ; directed by David Giles ; BBC-TV.

Imprint Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2004].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    FIR  v.1    Out of Collection
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    FIR  v.2    Out of Collection
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    FIR  v.3    Out of Collection
 GDL Grandview Library DVD    FIR  v.4    Out of Collection
Description 4 videodiscs (533 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 folded sheet ([10] p.) : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Note Originally produced as a mini-series on BBC1 in 1969.
Special features: Conversation with Susan Hampshire (19 min.); Photo gallery [slide show]; Cast filmographies [text feature].
Contents Disc 1 Vol. 1 Part one The chaste nymph (43 min.) -- Part two Bridals (45 min.) -- Part three Plot counter-plot (45 min.).
Disc 2 Vol. 2 Part four The lion and the unicorn (45 min.) -- Part five Rebellion (45 min.) -- Part six The Protestant wind (45 min.).
Disc 3 Vol. 3 Part seven Trial of strength (43 min.) -- Part eight The queen commands (45 min.) -- Part nine Reconciliation (45 min.).
Disc 4 Vol. 4 Part ten A famous victory (45 min.) -- Part eleven Breaking the circle (45 min.) -- Part twelve Not without honour (43 min.).
Credits Cameraman John McGlashan ; editor, Alastair Mackay, Ron Bowman ; songs composed and music arranged by Marcus Dods ; dances arranged by Geraldine Stephenson.
Cast John Neville (John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough), Susan Hampshire (Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough), James Villiers (Charles II), John Standing (Sidney Godolphin), John Westbrook (James, Duke of York), Margaret Tyzack (Princess Anne), Richard Pearson (Robert Harley).
Summary Tells the story of the 50-year marriage of John and Sarah Churchill, the first Churchills to make their mark on British history. John was a handsome and charismatic general who won the battles that shaped the future of England. Sarah was a fiery beauty whose passion and intellect made her a favorite at court and won the undying devotion of her husband. The turbulent history of 17th century England is seen through the eyes of Sarah, and are filtered through her love for John and their shared love of England.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, full screen (4:3) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
Subject Marlborough, John Churchill, Duke of, 1650-1722 -- Drama.
Marlborough, Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of, 1660-1744 -- Drama.
Churchill family -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Married people -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714 -- Drama.
Great Britain -- History -- 1660-1714.
Genre/Form Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Added Author Giles, David.
Wilson, Donald, 1910-2002.
Neville, John, 1925-2011-
Hampshire, Susan, 1942-
Villiers, James, 1933-1998.
Standing, John, 1934-
Westbrook, John, 1922-
Tyzack, Margaret, 1931-2011-
Pearson, Richard, 1918-2011-
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN 1569387206
Standard No. 054961720699
Music No. AMP-7206 Acorn Media

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