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Release Date:
1 December 2002 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 19)
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Cronin ... Readings (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Saban ... Additional Voices (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Robert Bee (2 episodes, 2003)

David Thomas (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Melvyn Bragg (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Robert Bee .... producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Melvyn Bragg .... series producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Lucy Leveugle .... associate producer (1 episode, 2003)

David Thomas .... producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Claire Holland .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Nigel Wattis .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Cinematography by
Michael O'Halloran (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Manning (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Production Management
Justin Johnson .... production manager (2 episodes, 2003)

Helena Bullivant .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Peter Pearson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Andrew Sides .... graphics (2 episodes, 2003)
Jon R. Underwood .... graphics (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Sound Department
John Avery .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
Brian Hughes .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2003)

James Hynes .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Robert Thompson .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Alex Thompson .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Leon Hoser .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2003)
Ken Morse .... rostrum (2 episodes, 2003)

Alistair Cameron .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jack Holmes .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris King .... camera operator: rostrum camera (unknown episodes)
David Mackay .... aerial photographer (unknown episodes)
Michael O'Halloran .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Simon Coldrick .... video post-production (2 episodes, 2003)
Steve Lucas .... video post-production (2 episodes, 2003)

Marc Eskenazi .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Vincent Narduzzo .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Simon Cherry .... script editor (2 episodes, 2003)

Tim Morrison .... archive footage coordinator and researcher (unknown episodes)

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65 min (8 episodes)
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not available on DVD! What a waste!, 27 December 2005
Author: Matthew Thallon from Brisbane, Australia

What a waste that such a valuable and fascinating educational tool (for public and schools) is locked in the ITV vaults to be seen rarely and at odd programming times by people who happen across it. I also have seen only one program, and have been itching to buy it since.

The information is presented in a logical, easy-to-remember manner. The style is interesting and clever. Re-enactments and characterisations are well done.

I am not aware of another program like it in content or in purpose. It melds the study of English grammar with an understanding of British history in a very clear and concise manner, linking many areas of knowledge most people would not have connected themselves.

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