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An absorbing, compelling, moving historical drama. It is very well cast, painstakingly accurate, and the costumes and sets are delightful.
One of the tragedies of the twentieth century is that King Edward VII, a skilled negotiator and respected uncle of the Kaiser, did not live long enough to avert the Great War. It occurred to me that if his parents had allowed him a fuller role when he was heir apparent, he may not have developed the dependance on cigarettes, cigars, booze and food that precipitated his earlyish death. We'll never know. Having watched this, I spent time thinking "what if..." about several aspects of history, especially in light of all the inter-relationships, politic intrigue and twists of fate. I suppose that's the mark of an outstanding production; you can't get it out of your head.