Peter the Great 1986 | TV Show Watchlist


An Emmy-winning miniseries about Peter I, who vowed to drag Russia `kicking and screaming into the modern world.' Wonderfully cast and visually stunning, the $26 million epic (dubbed `Tsar Wars' during its turbulent production) is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography `Peter the Great: His Life and World' by Robert K. Massie, and follows the ruler as he becomes fascinated with Western ways---and with a Dutch innkeeper's daughter.