Charles I: Downfall of a King Documentary Series Overview (2019)


Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I’s rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the king’s head.


Historian Lisa Hilton reveals how this cataclysmic moment in our nation’s past was sparked by the events of just 50 days. Across three one-hour episodes, she dissects the dark, Machiavellian world of England’s revolution. This timely political thriller shows how Parliament found its mettle, Charles’ Divine Right monarchy collapsed and modern democracy took its first steps.

Charles I: Downfall of a King Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Tom Cholmondeley … (3 episodes, 2019).
  • Producer(s):
    • Catrin Evans … producer (3 episodes, 2019).
    • Chamoun Issa … development producer (3 episodes, 2019).
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
    • Chris Vile … (3 episodes, 2019).
  • Editor(s):
    • Claire Pringle … (1 episode, 2019).
  • Production:
    • Darlow Smithson Productions.
  • Distributor(s):
    • BBC.
  • Release Date: 09 July 2019 to 11 July 2019.
  • Rating: 13+.
  • Running Time: 59 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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