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The King Is Dead 

1483:- Elizabeth is concerned when Edward allows Henry Tudor home from exile but he reasons that he prefers to keep his enemies close to him. Soon afterwards Edward suddenly dies of ... See full summary »


Colin Teague


Philippa Gregory (novels), Malcolm Campbell


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aneurin Barnard ... Richard Duke of Gloucester
Emily Berrington ... Jane Shore
Ashley Charles Ashley Charles ... Thomas Grey
Arthur Darvill ... The Duke of Buckingham
Shaun Dooley ... Sir Robert Brackenbury
Rebecca Ferguson ... Queen Elizabeth
Caroline Goodall ... Duchess Cecily
Rupert Graves ... Lord Thomas Stanley
Amanda Hale ... Lady Margaret Beaufort
Max Irons ... Edward IV
Michael Jenn ... Dr. Lewis
Ben Lamb ... Anthony Rivers
Michael Marcus ... Henry Tudor
Faye Marsay ... Anne Neville
Freya Mavor ... Princess Elizabeth


1483:- Elizabeth is concerned when Edward allows Henry Tudor home from exile but he reasons that he prefers to keep his enemies close to him. Soon afterwards Edward suddenly dies of pneumonia, appointing Richard as the regent for his young son Edward. Anne, however, encourages her husband to crown himself king as the country's enemies may take advantage of a boy king. Richard takes the boy and places him in the Tower of London, causing Elizabeth, now powerless, to again go into sanctuary with her children. Richard has Anthony Rivers and Elizabeth's son Richard Grey killed and demands her younger son, though she sends him to Flanders and gives over a changeling boy. Margaret believes that an alliance with Elizabeth, leading to Henry marrying Elizabeth's daughter, would secure her son's claim to the throne but her husband Thomas Stanley reminds her that they must appear loyal to both sides and so they see Richard crown himself king. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 August 2013 (UK) See more »

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Arthur Darvill (The Duke of Buckingham) & Shaun Dooley (Sir Robert Brackenbury) also worked together on six episodes of Broadchurch (2013) as Rev. Paul Coates & Ricky Gillespie respectively. See more »


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Least favorite episode so far!
1 September 2014 | by kitty24079See all my reviews

I feel almost guilty writing this since as of yet I've been a huge fan of the show, however this episode was a complete disappointment to me! The characters personalities did a compete 180, so much so that I couldn't even recognize some of them. Anne Neville, who was my favorite character out of all of them, seemed cruel and cold in this episode completely unlike the lovable Anne we've all grown to love.The story line was very jumbled and made it extremely hard to follow. I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters in this episode. All the work they've done in building these characters up and giving them dimension fell flat with this one. Shame.

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