1881. Twenty years after the liberation of the serfs, Alexander II's benign autocracy fails to quell revolutionary zeal. Season 2 of Mike Walker's chronicle of the Tsars concludes.
In 1861, Alexander II liberated 23 million Russian serfs, four years earlier than the abolition of slavery in the USA. But twenty years later, the tide of revolutionary thinking is rising and dissatisfaction with the regime has led to terrorist cells making several assassination attempts on the Tsar's life. One cell in particular, The People's Will, is determined to succeed this time but in the struggle between autocracy and radical socialism there can be only one winner.
Director Alison Hindell
A BBC Cymru Wales production.
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