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19 November 1992 (UK) See more »
The Big Battalions tells the story of three families, Christian, Muslim and Jewish, and moves between Britain, Ethiopia, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Full summary »
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An excellent mini series dealing with the issues of faith and religious fundamentalism. See more (1 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 15)

Juliet Aubrey ... Susan (5 episodes, 1992)

Brian Cox ... Edward Hoyland (5 episodes, 1992)

Jane Lapotaire ... Martha Hoyland (5 episodes, 1992)
Siobhan McCarthy ... Lizzie Goodhew (5 episodes, 1992)
Behailu Nekeatebeb ... Yared (5 episodes, 1992)

Nadim Sawalha ... Ahmed (4 episodes, 1992)

Michael Shannon ... David (4 episodes, 1992)

Alexander Siddig ... Yousef (4 episodes, 1992)
Yoav Tzafir ... Gil (4 episodes, 1992)

Malcolm Sinclair ... Alan Sturridge (3 episodes, 1992)
Behailu Mengesha ... Sesay (2 episodes, 1992)
Judy Pascoe ... Maggie (2 episodes, 1992)

Loretta Swit ... Cora Lynne (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Directed by
Andrew Grieve (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Writing credits
Hugh Stoddart (5 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Brian Eastman .... producer (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Original Music by
Christopher Gunning (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Cinematography by
Chris O'Dell (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Production Design by
Rob Harris (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Art Direction by
Peter Wenham (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rupert Ryle-Hodges .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1992)

Bernard Bellew .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Asad Qureshi .... assistant director: Mecca (unknown episodes)
Itai Tamir .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Stuart Wilson .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Harry Barnes .... assistant sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Hawkins .... wardrobe assistant (5 episodes, 1992)
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (5 episodes, 1992)

Mark Tucker .... assistant music recording engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Rob Partridge .... armourer (5 episodes, 1992)

Jo Cameron Brown .... dialect/dialogue coach (unknown episodes)
Lisa Vick .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

360 min (5 episodes)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
An excellent mini series dealing with the issues of faith and religious fundamentalism., 28 February 1999
Author: cath-14 from Tasmania, Australia

An excellent series dealing with religious faith and fundamentalism. There are three inter-woven storylines dealing with people caught up in the issues of religious intolerance, politics in religion and the tragedies that religion can bring about. Wonderful acting and a thought provoking storyline.

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