The Queen and the Coup

The Queen and the Coup

Special | 46m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

February 1953: the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Little does she know she is about to be deployed in a secret plot to topple Iran’s democratic leader in favor of an all-powerful Shah. Planned by MI6 and executed by the C.I.A., the coup that follows destroys relations between Iran and the West. Using newly declassified documents this film unravels this secret for the first time.

Aired: 11/02/20

Expired: 10/08/22

Rating: TV-PG

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