Picks and Pans Review: Russia's Last Tsar
There have been a number of TV specials on Nicholas II and Alexandra, the last of the doomed Romanov dynasty, who were brutally murdered with their family in July 1918. But even if you've seen the others, don't miss this one-hour National Geographic documentary, brilliantly narrated by Jeremy Irons. Award-winning producer Robert Kenner has assembled a stunning and dramatic collection of film clips, interviews and Romanov family photographs. The doting father of five beautiful children, Tsar Nicholas took pictures while Russia starved, battled and fell to the Bolsheviks.