Starring the formidable Glenda Jackson. A masterful dramatization of the 45-year reign of Elizabeth I produced by the BBC. Nine hour-long episodes chronicle the British monarch's affairs of state and affairs of the heart. Beginning with her ascendance to the throne, Elizabeth I challenged the status quo, not least by her refusal to marry. Heavily researched and gloriously designed, ELIZABETH R is considered by many to be the most factual representation of the life of this truly unique queen.