This is a wonderful series; one that presents the intrigues and lesser known, but remarkably influential, characters at a key turning point in history. The cinematography is state of the art, the presenter is utterly compelling and the interviewees are all interesting and dynamic (very cool listening to Lady Diana's brother in person, who it seems is a subject matter expert on the period). This series helped me get a much better sense of the dynamics of this critical period in the history of democracy.
You can safely ignore the 1 star reviews from MAGA people who are butt-hurt that trump gets mentioned in a single line of the three hours documentary! These people are THE most sensitive snow flakes in the world today! Trump is mentioned in context of a sovereign not listening to elected representatives - that's all. To rate a magisterial work such as this with 1 star, just because your cult leader is mentioned, but without it being a suck up, is juvenile in the extreme.
I must say however, that this series demands follow up; come on BBC et al, you can't leave us with a quote like "without the events of these 50 days and their consequences, the American Revolution and French Revolution would not have occurred", without giving us a second series and at three least more episodes.
This series is a credit to all involved and a great example of how state of the art TV can educate and entertain at the same time.