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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; 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; 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;

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