The popular monarch receives the "Masterpiece Theatre" treatment with this dramatic retelling of the story of Elizabeth I (Anne-Marie Duff). Resolute in her Protestant faith, Elizabeth finds that her coronation sparks a political firestorm that "the virgin queen" struggles to extinguish with intelligence and independence. Tom Hardy, Ian Hart, and Tara Fitzgerald also star. 3 2/3 hrs. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.