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The life of John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, is the subject of a 12-part 1971 serial that launched PBS's venerated `Masterpiece Theatre.'
In Chapter 9, Europe reacts to the King of Spain's death; Churchill (John Neville) is named commander-in-chief of the army. Anne: Margaret Tyzack.
Chapter 6. Revolution grips England when King James deserts Anglicanism and embraces a reign of terror. Churchill: John Neville. James II: John Westbrook.
This adaptation of Sir Winston Churchill's biography of the first Duke of Marlborough opens as John Churchill (John Neville) begins his army career. Sarah: Susan Hampshire. York: John Westbrook.
Chapter 8 finds John (John Neville) arrested for high treason. Sarah: Susan Hampshire. Queen Mary: Sheila Gish.
The conclusion finds John and Sarah (John Neville, Susan Hampshire) banished from the court. Anne: Margaret Tyzack.
In Chapter 7, the deposed James II invades Ireland and the Churchills are dismissed from the court. Churchill: John Neville. Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack.
England's Protestant-Catholic power struggle erupts in Chapter 4. John Neville, Susan Hampshire. Charles: James Villiers. Godolphin: John Standing.
Chapter 10. John, now Duke of Marlborough, defeats the French in the Battle of Blenheim. Churchill: John Neville. Louis XIV: Robert Robinson. D'Avaux: Roger Hammond.
Chapter 11 is marked by further military victories for John and a rift between Sarah and Queen Anne. John Neville. Sarah: Susan Hampshire. Abigail: Jill Balcon.
In Chapter 5, the exiled Duke of Monmouth (James Kerry) launches an ill-fated attack on England. John Neville, Susan Hampshire. Princess Anne: Margaret Tyzack.
In Chapter 3, Charles II (James Villiers) is faced with rebellious factions; John (John Neville) becomes involved in court intrigue. Shaftesbury: Frederick Peisley. Oates: Nicholas Smith. Godolphin: John Standing.
In Chapter 2, Sarah Jennings and John Churchill (Susan Hampshire, John Neville) are wed; King Charles II (James Villiers) arranges a political marriage for his niece Mary (Lisa Daniely).
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