"Edward the King" [Edward VII] (1975) - ATV docudrama miniseries
Having just watched this 1970s BBC series for the 100th time, I wondered what everyone else thought about it and also just to mention it for those who haven't! I think of any royal series I've watched, Edward VII is the most 'spot on' for me. Timothy West is absolutely amazing as Edward and as for Annette Crosbie as Queen Victoria - she plays her exactly as I imagined her to be. It's a real cradle to grave series. The star for me was Helen Ryan as Queen Alexandra. She was just stunning and really brought the lady to life for me. Though in some places the accents leave a little to be desired (not sure Alexandra Feodorovna had a South African accent!), the way they weave the stories together is educational, amusing and very moving in parts. Full marks to the actress playing Toria who got just the right level of exasperation in!