Family drama in the worst way

Dec 4, 2017

8pm A PLACE TO CALL HOME - Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, "A Place to Call Home" is a romantic drama of one woman's journey to heal her soul and that of a privileged family's confrontation with a changing era.

  The Prodigal Daughter - It's 1953 and the horrors of World War II are still raw and alive in many memories. Graceful yet enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams learns of the death of her half-brother and returns to Australia from London to care for her estranged mother. Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family. But when Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs.  

 

9pm QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE CRIPPLED KAISER - History/Docudrama

Beginning behind palace doors and ending in the carnage of World War I, QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE CRIPPLED KAISER is the fascinating story of a royal family marred by shame, cruelty, and incestuous desires.

Featuring a long-hidden cache of intimate family letters, this gripping historical documentary examines the complex dynamic between the young Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert (the future Kaiser Wilhelm II), and his mother Vicky, the eldest child of Queen Victoria of England. Born with a permanently paralyzed arm, Wilhelm endured crude and cruel procedures to cure his disability at the behest of his mother, creating a highly dysfunctional rapport between the two. This poisoned family relationship helped shape the future of a continent, turning the boy born to unite the royal families of Britain and Germany into the man who tore them apart.

10pm SIX QUEENS OF HENRY VIII - History/ DocuDrama - The stories of the six women who married Henry VIII told from the perspectives of the Queens and their King.    

 

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  Divorced, beheaded, died. Henry VIII is the most infamous monarch in English history. Famously he married six times over his 36 year reign. The six queens were formidable individuals. Some were ambitious, some brave, some ruthless and between them they shaped the man who began as a Renaissance prince, became a monster and ended a regretful old man. In turn they shaped England itself.

 

Presented jointly by two young historians, Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones, this is an original and enlightening look at the real people at the center of the action during one of the most turbulent, passionate and violent periods in English history.  

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