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ELIZABETH I

Lily Cole as Elizabeth I.
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Lily Cole as Elizabeth I.

Mondays, Jan. 7-21, 2019 at 10 p.m. & Sundays, Jan. 13-27 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

The acclaimed mini-series ELIZABETH I chronicles the life of England's greatest queen. Historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones tell the heady tale of jealousy, treachery, ambition and tragedy alongside the lavish dramatizations that transport audiences back to the key clashes that shaped Elizabeth and England.

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Key figures in the series include: Elizabeth’s parents, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; her half-sister Mary Tudor; Mary, Queen of Scots; Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex; and Elizabeth’s thwarted suitor, King Philip of Spain.

Lord Essex (Charlie Clements) discusses plight with noblemen.
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Lord Essex (Charlie Clements) discusses plight with noblemen.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “Battle For The Throne” airs Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 13 at 11 p.m. - A look at Elizabeth's turbulent early years from age three when her mother was executed and she was declared illegitimate and banished from court, to the start of her reign.

Sheya McAllister as Princess Elizabeth from the episode “Battle For The Throne."
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Sheya McAllister as Princess Elizabeth from the episode “Battle For The Throne."
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Episode 2: “The Enemy Within” airs Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 20 at 11 p.m. - For the first 25 years of her reign, Elizabeth never feels secure. Catholic plots abound at home and abroad, and there is the problem about what to do with Mary Queen of Scots. Meanwhile, her councilors want her to marry.

Audrey L'Ebrellec as Mary Queen of Scots. She reigned over Scotland from 1542 to 1567.
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Audrey L'Ebrellec as Mary Queen of Scots. She reigned over Scotland from 1542 to 1567.

Episode 3: “Death of a Dynasty” airs Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 27 at 11 p.m. - As the Spanish Armada approaches, Elizabeth rallies her troops with a famous speech at Tilbury. However, even Elizabeth is powerless against the march of time.

Lily Cole as Queen Elizabeth, delivering her speech at Tilbury, 1588.
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Lily Cole as Queen Elizabeth, delivering her speech at Tilbury, 1588.

ELIZABETH I was acquired by American Public Television from Parthenon Entertainment for syndication to public television stations nationwide.