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Masterpiece Classic

The First Churchills: The Lion and the Unicorn (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV Episode | Drama, Romance

King Charles II knows that many of the Lords are plotting against him and moves to take control of the situation. He relocates temporarily to Oxford forcing Parliament to move there as well. He then dissolves that institution but doesn't ...See moreKing Charles II knows that many of the Lords are plotting against him and moves to take control of the situation. He relocates temporarily to Oxford forcing Parliament to move there as well. He then dissolves that institution but doesn't call elections. He also orders his brother and heir James, the Duke of York, to leave temporarily and relocate to Scotland. Churchill and Godolphin accompanies him but James proves to be difficult and cruel towards the people. Sarah Churchill is going to have a child, much to everyone's delight, though she doesn't necessarily look forward to having her mother stay with her during her lying-in. She also continues her close friendship with Princess Anne, James second daughter, who is to be married to Prince George of Denmark. Anne names her a Lady of the Bedchamber, with a stipend of £200 per year. Written by garykmcd See less
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Updated Jan 31, 1971

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Jan 31, 1971 (United States)

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12 cast members
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Colin Bean
Lord Russell Lord Russell   See fewer
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Sheila Gish
Duchess of York Duchess of York   See fewer
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James Kerry
Duke of Monmouth Duke of Monmouth   See fewer
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John Neville
John Churchill John Churchill   See fewer
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Frederick Peisley
Earl Of Shaftesbury Earl Of Shaftesbury   See fewer
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John Ringham
Laurence Hyde Laurence Hyde   See fewer
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Robert Robinson
Louis XIV Louis XIV   See fewer
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John Standing
Sidney Godolphin Sidney Godolphin   See fewer
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Margaret Tyzack
Princess Anne Princess Anne   See fewer
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James Villiers
Charles II Charles II   See fewer
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Barry Wade
Chiffinch Chiffinch   See fewer
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John Westbrook
James, Duke of York James, Duke of York   See fewer
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