In 1744, Catherine is torn from her homeland to marry the heir to the Russian throne. But his mother Elizabeth rules the Empire with an iron hand, while her son proves neither fit for the throne nor the marriage bed. At risk from enemies who influence her husband, and treated as an outsider by Elizabeth, Catherine takes a lover and bears his child. Now, with the help of Sir Charles, she must take the throne by force if she, her illegitimate son, and the Russian empire are to survive.
Russia -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Historical television programs.
Bryant, Chris, 1936-2008, screenwriter.
Consolidated Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Day, Ernest, 1927-2006, director of photography.
Keller, Marthe, actor.
Nero, Franco, actor.
Plummer, Christopher, actor.
Primedia Productions, production company.
Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937- actor.
Shvart︠s︡, Isaak, composer (expression)
Thompson, Neville C., film producer.
Turner Pictures, Inc, presenter.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film director.