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30 December 1974 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast [6])
Alfred Lynch ... King James I (2 episodes, 1975)
Bernard Hepton ... Oliver Cromwell (2 episodes, 1975)
Geoffrey Matthews ... Ealdred, Archbishop of York (2 episodes, 1975)
Daniel Brian ... King Charles I / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Geoffrey Beevers ... Philip / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Doug Wootton ... Band / ... (2 episodes, 1975)

Series Directed by
Michael Hayes (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Donald McWhinnie (3 episodes, 1975)
Alan Gibson (2 episodes, 1975)
Piers Haggard (2 episodes, 1975)
Herbert Wise (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Writing credits
Winston Churchill (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Brian Rawlinson (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gerald Savory (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
David Rudkin (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Beverley Cross (2 episodes, 1975)
Adrian Mitchell (2 episodes, 1975)
Jack Russell (2 episodes, 1975)

Series Produced by
Gerald Savory .... producer (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Series Original Music by
Malcolm Williamson (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Series Production Design by
Martin Collins (7 episodes, 1975)
Jeremy Davies (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Tim Harvey (3 episodes, 1975)
Paul Joel (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Costume Design by
Betty Aldiss (6 episodes, 1975)
Barbara Lane (5 episodes, 1975)
John Bloomfield (2 episodes, 1975)
Elizabeth Waller (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Makeup Department
Sandra Shepherd .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1975)
Marion Richards .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1975)
Pam Meager .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1975)
Joan Stribling .... hair stylist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Production Management
Ann Kirch .... production unit manager (1 episode, 1975)
Series Sound Department
Chick Anthony .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Brian Hiles .... sound (5 episodes, 1975)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Treays .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Dave Sydenham .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1975)
Series Music Department
Marcus Dods .... conductor (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Other crew
Brian Rawlinson .... script editor (23 episodes, 1974-1975)

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50 min (26 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Curious Historical Series that Flopped., 16 October 2002
Author: Dr. Barry Worthington (shrbw) from dundee

The concept of producing a series of short dramas linked to the framework of Winston Churchill's 'History of the Engish Speaking Peoples' probably seemed a good idea at the time. Each episode commenced with a short introduction to the historical topic, as if it was a reading from the book, fixing the context of the drama that was to follow. Unfortunately, each episode was scripted by a different author, and budget constraints meant that the production values usually left a great deal to be desired. The result was a very mixed bag - you never knew what you were getting.

Some episodes were unbelievably bad or unintentionally funny. Others did make an attempt, and a few stood out. A short play about the levellers in the English Civil War (the Burford mutiny)comes to mind, together with another taking an unusual look at the American revolution from the 'Tory' or loyalist side. Many of the prominent British TV actors of the time were cast in some odd historical roles - the sight of Arthur Lowe in a toga discussing the activities of the Picts can only be described as such.

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