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The First Churchills

The First Churchills

At a time when couples married for money and position, Sarah Jennings and John Churchill married for love—and survived five decades, five monarchs, and countless intrigues of the 17th-century English court. Based...more.
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Overview
At a time when couples married for money and position, Sarah Jennings and John Churchill married for love—and survived five decades, five monarchs, and countless intrigues of the 17th-century English court. Based on Sir Winston Churchill’s biography of his ancestors, the first Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, this addictive BBC miniseries launched Masterpiece Theatre. Susan Hampshire won an Emmy® for her performance as the tempestuous Sarah. 12 episodes, 9 hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH.
Episodes
Disc 1
Episode One: The Chaste Nymph
When Sarah Jennings meets John Churchill in the court of King Charles II, John has already made his mark on the battlefield-and in the bed of the king's favorite mistress. Young Sarah, a lady-in-w
DVD Extras
  • Exclusive interview with Susan Hampshire
  • Photo gallery
  • Cast filmographies
  • 10-page booklet with a sampling of Churchill's real love letters
  • Glossary of historical figures and terms
  • House of Stuart family tree
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 533 minutes, plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH
Press
“Lavish period piece” – Los Angeles Times

“Humor, bawdiness…good fun” – The New York Times

“Rich in wit, lust, love, ambition, and intrigue” – The Sunday Times (
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