Set against some of britains most beautiful landscapes, the virgin queen explores the full sweep of elizabeth is long and eventful life. the virgin queen with anne-marie duff, sienna guillory, ian hart, tom hardy. From teenage princess to accomplished queen, torn between duty and personal longing, the reign of elizabeth i is exposed in this lavish drama filmed against a backdrop of some of great britains most beautiful houses and landscapes. The earl of essex has become a national hero, attracting glory for his role in wars against the spanish. bbc documentary 2017 - the edge of space - bbc documentary 2017. Full documentary 2017 - anonymous chasing edward snowden - hacker documentaries bbc. The virgin queen is a bbc production and i watched it with high expectations. What i found was that it was neither stimulating as a historical biopic, nor particularly engaging in its overblown love story.