This production provides viewers with a chance to see historical figures such as Mary Queen of Scots and James I, whom are not featured in many, if any previous films.
The history has been tweaked here and there, as history mostly is when it's adapted on film, but the fundamental story and attitudes of the various characters and plots are easy to follow and make very intriguing viewing.
The cast for the most part are excellent, especially Robert Carlyle as King James I; the one slightly dodgy acting work coming from the actress playing Mary Queen Of Scots, and it's perhaps her performance that leaves the viewer feeling as though it *could* have been better. The sets and costumes are fantastic and up to the BBC's usual high standards.
The DVD is very basic, allowing you to view chapters or which episode you want to see, but not offering any extras.
Overall it's a very watchable and interesting mini-series and I'd recommend it to fans of BBC costume dramas or historical pieces as long as you aren't too picky about the facts!