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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
  • Rating: 6.50
  • Year of issue: 2019
  • Genres: Drama
  • Countries: United Kingdom
  • Duration: 60 minutes

This four-part historical drama follows the end of Catherine the Great's reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

  • Russian Empress Catherine the Great faces challenges to her throne on all sides, as she meets the forthright and bold Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin.
  • A victorious Potemkin returns from war to find Catherine preoccupied, leading the two to speak candidly about their pasts and future, while a Cossack stirs discontent among peasants in the countryside.
  • Catherine and Potemkin experience growing pains in their relationship, as Potemkin’s push for expansion puts him at odds with Panin.
  • Pressure from foreign powers leads to a bitter argument between Catherine and an ailing Potemkin. Catherine works to change the line of succession as her reign draws to an end.
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