Edward the Seventh: The New World (S1EP3 ITV 15 Apr 1975, Felicity Kendal)



The New World: After a successful tour of President Buchanan’s America, young Prince Bertie returns home to find that his parents do not see it as a personal success rather one that can be attributed to the monarchy in general. His father tells him he is to go to Oxford to continue his studies but will be under the care of a governor and will not be allowed to mix with other students. Bertie really wants to join the army but his father, at first, refuses, but eventually decides in his favor. He is made a Lieutenant Colonel in the Grenadier Guards and sent to Ireland to undergo his training. There he sees a few familiar faces and begins an affair with an Irish music hall performer. The situation in Italy creates a conflict for Albert with his relations in the Austrian court. Vicky’s son Wilhelm is born with a damaged arm. States in the American South secede, raising the possibility of war. Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent, dies.

Annette Crosbie (Queen Victoria), Robert Hardy (Prince Albert), Alison Leggatt (Duchess of Kent), Felicity Kendal (Princess Vicky), Harry Andrews (General Bruce), André Morrell (Lord Palmerston), Charles Sturridge (Bertie), Michael Byrne (Fritz), Deborah Makepeace (Helena), Nigel Havers, Guy Slater, Virginia Clarke, David Freedman, George Belbin, Peter Cartwright, Glenn Williams, Michael Elder, Peter Carlisle, Christopher Malcolm, Nan Munro, Elliott Sullivan, David Lander, Shirley Steedman, Ian Gelder, Philippa Robinson, Paul Sutch, Ian Sutch, Fanny Bassett, Nicholas Lane, Billy Miller

Writer: David Butler / Director: John Gorrie

Airdate: 15 Apr 1975 on ITV

Series: Edward the Seventh Season 1 Episode 3

Show Info: Period drama serial. The life of the heir to Queen Victoria, especially his dalliances with Lillie Langtry and other women. Made by the ATV network for ITV.

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