The first part of the late Sixties television dramatisation of the lives of John Churchill (John Neville), the first Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah (Susan Hampshire). The episodes included are: 'The Chaste Nymph', 'Bridals', 'Plot Counter Plot', 'The Lion and the Unicorn', 'Rebellion' and 'The Protestant Wind'.
The first part of the classic 1969 BBC tv-series about the life and times of one of Britain's greatest soldiers, John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough and his loyal, loving but fiery-tempered courtier wife, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough.
Dealing with Churchill's early life as a soldier, courtier and adviser at the courts of Charles II and his brother James, Duke of York, latterly James II, and covering such fascinating events as The Popish Plot, the ascension to the throne of James II and Monmouth's Rebellion, it's richly entertaining, superbly acted and still looks very good today after over 40 years.
Starring John Neville (A Study in Terror; The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) as Churchill, and Susan Hampshire (Monte Carlo or Bust; Living Free; Tv's- The Forsyte Saga; Monarch of the Glen), as his wife, Sarah, along with excellent support from the likes of; Sheila Gish, John Standing; Moira Redmond; Lisa Daniely & in one of his best ever roles, James Villiers as King Charles II.