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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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Make one more episode and make all available on DVD!, 26 September 2006
Author: henryhertzhobbit from United States

The first of the three (four?) part episodes of this is appearing again on The History Channel in the United States. The first episode aired 24 September 2006 at 7:00 AM. Parts II and III are showing at 7:00 AM on the History Channel on 1 October and the 8 October 2006. All times are EDT. A & E and The History Channel are changing their showing times for MDT right now (bad timing).

I agree that the program is excellent, but with the few of us that are saying something about it, that may not be enough to sway The History Channel to make it available on DVD. They must allow the schools to record and show it in their English classes. For the first time ever that would make an English class interesting. I couldn't wait for the bell in most English classes and was sent to the Principal's office for saying "It ain't going to make no difference nohow." The teacher was giving a lecture on double negatives so I used a triple negative. They really do need one more episode more fully developing how important the English language is to the Internet, and how the Internet is changing the English language. And they MUST make all the episodes available on DVD. They would make more money with many people buying the DVD than just a few at the exorbitant price that was cited by another reviewer.

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