|Peter the Great|
|Written by||Edward Anhalt|
Robert K. Massie
|Directed by||Marvin J. Chomsky|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Marvin J. Chomsky|
|Running time||371 min|
|Original release||February 2 -|
February 5, 1986
Peter the Great is an American historical drama television mini-series that aired on NBC from February 2-5, 1986 and starring Maximilian Schell as Russian emperor Peter the Great, and based on the biography by Robert K. Massie. It won three Primetime Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Miniseries.
Russia at the dawn of the 18th century--a vast, chilling mysterious land, medieval in its character. A country led by a man whose curious, questing spirit is eager to learn all that is new. A monarch who brings his feudal country "kicking and screaming" into the modern world. A shrewd tsar and a visionary. Statesman, sailor, and shipbuilder. Military leader. A husband and a father. A man who dared to dream the impossible dream, and succeeded.
The series was released as a three-tape VHS box (set in 1992, then, in 1994, as a single, lengthy VHS tape).