Elizabeth I

(Channel 5, 2017)

One of Channel 5’s best performing shows
– 2.2m viewers in its first week

This three-part docudrama, co-presented and co-written by Suzannah and Dan Jones, and starring Lily Cole and Felicity Dean as the queen, explores the rise and reign of Elizabeth I.

The series explores Elizabeth I and her enemies. It begins by examining the evidence of whether Thomas Seymour sexually abused the teenage Princess Elizabeth, the battle with Philip II’s Spanish Armada, and the attempted coup by the Earl of Essex in Elizabeth’s final years.

‘A lively take on Elizabeth I’s life and times…

[The] two presenters… bring gravitas as they look at Henry VIII declaring Elizabeth a bastard and her mother Anne Boleyn’s execution’

Radio Times

Elizabeth I was well covered by the press:



Cinematographer: Brendan McGinty

Director: Chris Holt

Executive Producers:  Sue Jones and Nick Kent

Made by Oxford Film and Television for Channel 5

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