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Peter the Great: Queen of Spades

As Peter the Great builds his new capital of St Petersburg, he is also in need of a wife. Season 1 of Mike Walker's chronicle of the tsars ends with Russia's first moderniser.

By Mike Walker

Peter the Great returns from a grand tour of Europe full of ideas of modernisation. Distracted with the building of his new capital of St Petersburg, and the passion of Catherine, the only woman to meet his match, he ignores his opponents who don't want to be dragged into the eighteenth century. But when his own son Alexei declares his colours, Peter is forced to take action.

Director Alison Hindell.

58 minutes

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Role Contributor
Peter Elliot Cowan
Martha-Catherine Joanna Van Kampen
Menshikov Sion Pritchard
Nikita Simon Armstrong
Alexei Toby Laurence
Tolstoy Tristan Sturrock
Kikin Michael Bertenshaw
Sheremetyev John Telfer
Director Alison Hindell
Writer Mike Walker

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