'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' is a magnificent series. It is almost entirely accurate and all the actors look exactly like the portraits of their characters and the costumes and music are very authentic and cunjure up the atmosphere of the times.
The acting is absolutely superb - Keith Michell stealing the show with one of the best ever performances, even beating the likes of Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud in my opinion. The excellent supporting cast includes Dorothy Tutin, Anne Stallybrass, Elvi Hale, Angela Pleasance, Rosalie Crutchley, Bernard Hepton, Wolfe Morris, Patrick Troughton, John Ronane, Sheila Burrel, John Baskcomb and Molly Sugden.
However, this is my favourite episode because of the heart-wrenching performance of Annette Crosbie as the inspiring, but tragic, Catherine of Aragon. At the end of the series you feel you know each one of Henry's wives and are able to sympathise with all of them.
If you are a fan of the brilliant acting and moving drama of 'I Claudius', 'The Forsyte Saga', 'Elizabeth R', 'Poldark', 'War and Peace' and all the other magnificent dramas of the era or if you are interested in Tudor history, 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' is definitely for you.
Make sure you buy all six videos; they are worth every penny.