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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
29 October 2001 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
Simon Schama: TV dumber-down or simply the greatest?
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 28 June 2012, 10:33 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Simon Schama ... Presenter / ... (14 episodes, 2000-2002)
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Series Directed by
Clare Beavan (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Martina Hall (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ian Bremner (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Liz Hartford (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jamie Muir (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Simon Schama (7 episodes, 2000-2002)

Series Produced by
Liz Hartford .... producer / series producer (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mike Ibeji .... associate producer / producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ian Bremner .... producer / producer: India (4 episodes, 2000-2002)
Martin Davidson .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Janet Lee .... series producer (3 episodes, 2000)
Martina Hall .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ashley Gething .... assistant producer / assistant producer: India (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jamie Muir .... producer (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Original Music by
John Harle (8 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Luke Cardiff (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
Patrick Duval (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
Philippa Daniel (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michael Duly (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Production Management
Bob Davis .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Sara Fletcher .... production manager (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Claire Sharp .... production manager (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mark Walden-Mills .... production manager (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ann Cattini .... production executive (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Department
Lou MacDonnell .... graphic designer (1 episode, 2000)
Fiona McDonald .... production assistant (1 episode, 2000)
 
Series Sound Department
Nick Mottershead .... dubbing mixer (10 episodes, 2000-2002)
Luiz Provin .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2000)
John Hooper .... sound (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Patrick Lewis .... sound (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Marc Hatch .... sound (2 episodes, 2000)
Steve Hudson .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2000)
S. Subramanian .... sound / sound: India (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Colin Solloway .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2001)

Antony Meering .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Hanning .... first assistant camera (7 episodes, 2000)
Richard Mervyn .... aerial photography / aerial photographer (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mike Sarah .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Thorn .... photography / photographer (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Douglas Hartington .... photography / photographer (3 episodes, 2000)
Luke Cardiff .... photographer / photography (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ian Bremner .... photography (2 episodes, 2001)
Patrick Acum .... additional photography (2 episodes, 2002)

Patrick Duval .... photographer (unknown episodes)
Glyn Williams .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Packman .... colorist (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
Adrian Udal .... videotape editor (6 episodes, 2000-2002)
John Bridgett .... videotape editor (3 episodes, 2001)
John Morgan .... colorist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Dave Hawley .... colorist (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Music Department
BBC Concert Orchestra .... orchestra (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
BBC Singers .... singers (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lucy Skeaping .... performer / music performer / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Richard Hammarton .... additional orchestrator / cello (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gary Carpenter .... additional orchestrator (3 episodes, 2001)
John Harle .... musician: saxophone (2 episodes, 2000)
Emma Kirkby .... solo vocalist (2 episodes, 2000)
Catherine Bott .... performer (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Other crew
Tim Sutton .... production team (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tanya Hethorn .... production team (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Raha Lavasaney .... production team (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Theresa Lydon .... production team (3 episodes, 2000)
Venita Singh Warner .... production team / production coordinator (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Karen Green .... additional research (2 episodes, 2000)
Shernaz Italia .... location manager / location manager: India (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Iqbal Kidwai .... location manager / location manager: India (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Melisa Akdogan .... researcher (2 episodes, 2001)
Dani Barry .... production coordinator / production team (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Thanks
Regia Anglorum .... thanks (1 episode, 2000)
 

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A fascinating journey through time, 21 May 2005
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"A History of Britain" is a beautifully done 15x55 minute miniseries (5 DVDs) in which British Jew and Columbia University professor Simon Schama accompanies you in person and with narration on a journey through British history from the Iron Age through Winston Churchill. Not caring to paint his portrait of Britain with broad brush strokes, the eloquent Schama talks and walks you through time as he hops from one historical benchmark to another, pausing to explain each point in time, the forces at work, and its effect on history set against a backdrop castles and manors, cities and farms, queens and beggars, pictures and maps, relics and treasures, and locations spanning several continents. Schama doesn't spend time exalting Britain but delves into the harsh realities which both forged and bedeviled one of the world's great empires. "A History of Britain" serves up great gulps of information, assumes some knowledge of British history, uses words which may be unfamiliar to the average American audience, doesn't have enough show and tell visual aids to make for an easily assimilated presentation, and, unfortunately is sans captions or subtitles. However, the tradeoff between didactics and aesthetics is such that it should be an enjoyable and educational watch for anyone interested in British history. (A)

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