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Edwardians, The (BBC-2 1972, Robert Powell, Timothy West)

Robert Powell The Edwardians

Anthology series of plays about famous Edwardians, very well made and fabulous cast.

The subjects tackled ranged from politicians such as David Lloyd George and Horatio Bottomley to writers such as Edith Nesbit and Arthur Conan Doyle as well as Daisy the high profile mistress of Edward VII, music hall entertainer Marie Lloyd and famed car manufacturers Rolls Royce.

The episodes were
1. Mr Rolls and Mr Royce (21 Nov 1972 with Michael Jayston as Charles Rolls and Robert Powell as Frederick Royce)
2. Horatio Bottomley (28 Nov 1972 with Timothy West as Bottomley)
3. E. Nesbit (5 Dec 1972 with Judy Parfitt as Nesbit)
4. Conan Doyle (12 Dec 1972 with Nigel Davenport as Conan Doyle)
5. Baden-Powell (19 Dec 1972 with Ron Moody as Baden-Powell)
6. The Reluctant Juggler (26 Dec 1972 with Georgia Brown as Marie Lloyd)
7. Daisy (2 Jan 1972 with Virginia McKenna as Daisy)
8. Lloyd George (9 Jan 1972 with Anthony Hopkins as David Lloyd George)

production details
UK / BBC-2 / 8 episodes various running times / Broadcast 21 November 1972 – 9 January 1973

Producer: Mark Shivas