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Edward the Seventh: The Peacemaker (S1EP12 ITV 24 Jun 1975, Judy Loe)

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The Peacemaker: The King grows increasingly frustrated with his limited role as a constitutional monarch. His attempt at engineering a grand alliance with Germany is successful at one level but ultimately rejected by the Government who still see his His Majesty as someone not to be taken seriously. Still searching for some way to make an impact, the King announces he will soon go on a Grand Tour of several European nations including Britain’s historical enemy, France. His arrival in France is marked by boos and catcalls, but he soon charms them and leaves to great cheers. His nephew Willie, the German Emperor, continues to visit but has become pompous to the point that the King can barely stand being in the same room as him. After the failure of the Grand Alliance, Germany begins to expand its army and navy.

Cast:
Timothy West (Edward The Seventh), Helen Ryan (Queen Alexandra), Jane Lapotaire (Dowager Empress Dagmar), Moira Redmond (Alice Keppel), Geoffrey Bayldon (Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman), Michael Osborne (Prince George), Judy Loe (Queen Mary), Denis Lill (Frederick Ponsonby), Michael Billington (Tsar Nicholas II), Lyndon Brook, Edward De Souza, James Berwick, Basil Hoskins, Guy Slater, Angus Mackay, Robert Robinson, Michael Griffiths, John Rutland, John Serret, Hazel McBride, Rosalyn Elvin, Anthony Douse, Roy Jacobs, Daniel Slater, Rebecca Slater, Arthur Quintus Haycraft, Wayne Brooks

Writer: David Butler / Director: John Gorrie

Airdate: 24 Jun 1975 on ITV

Series: Edward the Seventh Season 1 Episode 12

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.