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Network: BBC One (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 15.March.1974
Status: Ended

Classic 1970s drama serial. A spectre is haunting the old monarchies of Europe - the spectre of revolution. Will Franz Josef's bride, the independent young Empress Elizabeth, succeed in averting the threatened doom of the Habsburg autocrats?

CAST:
Archduke Franz Ferdinand - Peter Woodthorpe
Von Moltke - Basil Henson
Ulyanov (Lenin) - Patrick Stewart
Elisabeth - Diane Keen
Von Plehve - Bruce Purchase
Isvolsky - Peter Vaughn
Emperor Franz Josef I - Laurence Naismith
George Clemenceau - John Bennett
Prince Max - Laurence Hardy
Tsar Nicholas II - Charles Kay
Muller - John Robinson
Ludendorff - Michael Bates
Grand Duchess Ella - Isla Blair
Aehrenthal - John Moffatt
Hindenburg - Marius Goring
Martov - Edward Wilson
Kschessinska - Jan Francis
Queen Victoria - Perlita Neilson
Count Conrad Von Hotzendorf - T. P. McKenna
Willy - Barry Foster
Empress Dona - Eve Pearce
Hildegarde - Kathleen Michael
Count - T. P. McKenna
Wilhelm - Barry Foster
Count Majlath - Donald Gee
Archduchess Sophia - Pamela Brown
Albrecht - Roger Hammond
Hintze - Griffith Jones
Vicky - Gemma Jones
Queen Victoria - Mavis Edwards
Helene - Ann Penfold
Bismarck - Curd Jürgens
Uncle Serge - Robert Brown
Young Nicholas - John Sanderson
Kaiser Wilhelm I - Maurice Denham
Franz Josf - Miles Anderson
Edward VII - Derek Francis
Prince Willy - Colin Baker
Wally - Sandra Clark
Maria - Ursula Howells
Alexander III - Tony Jay
Count Andrasy - Sandor Eles
Trotsky - Michael Kitchen
Prince Albert - Frank Thorton
Stolypin - Frank Middlemass
Prince Frederick William - Denis Lill
Hertling - Erik Chitty
Ratchkowsky - Michael Bryant