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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)

Literary events in 2012
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 6 January 2012, 2:51 PM, PST)

Literary events in 2012
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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 3 people found the following review useful.
An exciting take on British History..., 30 September 2010
Author: zdjones from United Kingdom

I recently watched the programme on the British Civil War. It is clear from the beginning that Simon Schama, the presenter, has taken on a revisionist view of the causations leading to the War which I personally agree with. I enjoyed Simon's dramatic presenting style and the visuals, for instance when he's standing on the battlefield where the Civil War took place, which are particularly useful in creating an image of events in your head. Some scenes of the documentary are filmed from above which helps to heighten drama and suspense. He is somewhat egotistical but I find this only adds to the entertainment value of the programme. I find Schama much easier to understand than his counterpart David Starkey who uses academic language that makes it much more difficult to follow. Overall, I enjoyed the video and found it to be an exciting and often quirky take on British history. I hope to watch more of the collection of 15 programmes in the future.

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