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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:
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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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1 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
lol Slanted view of Britain, 13 July 2010
Author: machngunjoe from United States

The Host is maybe the dorkiest guy ever to host a documentary. But that is OK!

Make no mistake this is a history of Britain, produced by Britain, wrote by a Brit, and hosted by a Brit, and therefore it is a pretty biased view of their History. Lots of justifications without a debate, lots of claims of Divine Right. Also I believe this entire documentary is made for Brit's. For example there is a lot of "we" and "us" phrased in the hosts remarks, as if he is speaking to his fellow countrymen.

But I rented this knowing that I would get a favorable depiction of their history. I rented this as a starting point, because I knew nothing of early British history. So it is good so far. I have seen volumes 1-5, and think that if you, the viewer, are looking for a very basic starting point to investigate British History this is a good place to start, but I also feel if this was peer reviewed by Historians they would be up in arms about the slanted view they portrayed.

Plus, that host, Simon, reminds me of the perfect little schoolboy that sits at the front of class, never had a date in his life...just an all-around suck-up. His head swivels so much when he talks you would think he gets neck cramps after each take. But like I said earlier, I kind of like this. He is funny at times, and I think enjoyable overall. It just might seem dry to some, but that shouldn't be a big surprise.

Overall an enjoyable experience. But do not take it too, too seriously.

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