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.
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