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The Windsors: A Royal Family

Season 1
1994TV-PG
Spanning four generations from the early 1900s and the reign of King George V, through Diana’s tragic death and a new millennium, this retrospective includes rare footage and revealing interviews with royal family members, friends, aides, historians and others. Go beneath the crown, behind the spectacle, and beyond the headlines to explore the majesty and mystery of a 1000-year-old monarchy.
Genres
DocumentarySpecial InterestDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. I'm Damned if I'm an Alien
    November 7, 1994
    58min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    See how completely King George V and his advisors transformed the royal house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha into the House of Windsor when the family's German heritage became a serious public relations liability.
  2. 2. Brothers at War
    November 7, 1994
    56min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Look beyond the sensationalism and sentimentality at the story of Edward VIII and his abdication to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
  3. 3. The Image of a Queen
    November 14, 1994
    59min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Follow the reign of Elizabeth II and see how, beginning with her televised coronation in 1953, the Queen and her family made shrewd use of the media to maintain the aura of the popularity of the monarchy.
  4. 4. Family Affairs
    November 14, 1994
    51min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Look at the decade in which the monarchy plunged from general approval into disarray, brought down by the very forces it had used to promote itself. Examine whether and how the House of Windsor might reinvent itself for the new millennium.