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People's Century: 1900-1999 

People's Century (original title)
Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it.
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1995   Unknown  
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Raymond Abescat ...
 Himself - Born 1891 (1 episode, 1995)
Maurice Bourgeois ...
 Himself - Born 1896 (1 episode, 1995)
Alexander Briansky ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Beryl Bristow ...
 Herself - Born 1896 (1 episode, 1995)
Sergei Butsko ...
 Himself - Born 1896 (1 episode, 1995)
Nellie Gillenson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Eva Hart ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Donald Hodge ...
 Himself - Born 1894 (1 episode, 1995)
Gertrude Jarrett ...
 Herself - Born 1890 (1 episode, 1995)
Max Kleinman ...
 Himself - Born 1891 (1 episode, 1995)
Stanislava Kraskovskaya ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
John Morton-Finney ...
 Himself - Born 1889 (1 episode, 1995)
Jeanne Plouvin ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Dorah Ramothibe ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Ay Sears ...
 Herself - Born 1892 (1 episode, 1995)
Yetta Sperling ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Mohei Tamura ...
 Himself - Born 1890 (1 episode, 1995)
Guo Jing Tong ...
 Himself - Born 1890 (1 episode, 1995)
Minnie Way ...
 Herself - Born 1895 (1 episode, 1995)
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Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it.

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People's Century: 1900-1999  »

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(26 episodes)

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Referenced in The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) See more »

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A century in 26 episodes
18 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This series is amazing. A complete history of the 20th century in 26 episodes. It covers all facets of the times. From the hope perceived in 1900 to the new hopes expectant in 1999. The historical film footage is excellent and apt. The script and narration are concise and informative but with the emphasis on the experiences of ordinary people. It would appear that US viewers had different narrators - John Forsythe and Alfre Woodard. The British version used little known, but professional, narrators - Sean Barrett and Veronika Hyks (though IMDb does not credit Veronika on this site) who are excellent. The series concentration on peoples recollection of events as well as visual footage sets it apart from other documentaries. I have seen and recorded all, but one, of the episodes and recommend it without hesitation. Each episode centres on a theme which may span anything from a few years (1929 - Breadline) to almost the whole century (1970 - Half the People). I am currently transferring my video recordings onto DVD as it would appear to be difficult to attain copies of this series which is a definite shame. Hopefully, someday someone will wake up to the value of this series and make it more universally available.


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