The Last Tsar

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Ian Curteis's drama examines an enduring mystery of the First World War - the apparent refusal of King George V to give sanctuary in England to his cousin Tsar Nicholas and his young family after the Tsar had been forced to abdicate following the Russian Revolution.

King George V....Derek Jacobi

Queen Mary....Phyllida Law

Lord Stamfordham....David Hargreaves

Lloyd George....Owen Teale

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

By Ian Curteis.

Why did George V refuse to give sanctuary to his cousin, Tsar Nicholas?