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Epic historical drama. After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the king back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon, until now...

Release date:

2 hours, 7 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Feb 2017 13:00
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
Napoleon BonaparteRod Steiger
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of WellingtonChristopher Plummer
King Louis XVIIIOrson Welles
General Sir Thomas PictonJack Hawkins
Duchess of RichmondVirginia McKenna
Marshal Michel NeyDan O'Herlihy
Lord GordonRupert Davies
Le BedoyerePhilippe Forquet
General DrouotGianni Garko
Marshal SoultIvo Garrani
William De LanceyIan Ogilvy
Sir William PonsonbyMichael Wilding
Lord UxbridgeTerence Alexander
MufflingJohn Savident
DirectorSergei Bondarchuk
ProducerDino De Laurentiis
WriterHAL Craig

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