Edwardians (1972) DVD
The turning points in the careers of nine Edwardian figures are explored in this 8-part series. Mr. Rolls and Mr. Royce looks at the relationship between Mr. Henry Royce (Michael Jayston), the electical engineer who had just made his first car, and Mr. Charles Rolls (Robert Powell), a motor dealer looking for a reliable model to sell. Horatio Bottomly - Timothy West plays the financier, founder of John Bull, fraud and swindler. E. Nesbitt - Judy Parfitt stars as the author of "The Railway Children" who lived in a menage a trois with her husband and his mistress. Conan Doyle - Nigel Davenport stars as the author of Sherlock Holmes, who starts behaving like his character. Baden Powell - Is our image of the heroic Boer War General correct? This closer look at the founder of the scout movement stars Robert Moody. The Reluctant Juggler - A look at music hall performer Marie Lloyd (Georgia Brown) and her role in the 1907 Music Hall strike. Daisy - Virginia McKenna stars as the mistress of Edward VII, who becamea convert to socialism. Lloyd George - The paradox of a government politician (Anthony Hopkins) who was a force for social change and a great negotiator but an untiring philanderer as well.