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1 December 2002 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 18)
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Cronin ... Readings (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Robert Bee (unknown episodes)
David Thomas (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Melvyn Bragg (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Thomas .... producer (unknown episodes, 2003)
Robert Bee .... producer (unknown episodes)
Melvyn Bragg .... series producer (unknown episodes)
Claire Holland .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Lucy Leveugle .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Nigel Wattis .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Manning (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Helena Bullivant .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Justin Johnson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Peter Pearson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Andrew Sides .... graphics (unknown episodes)
Jon R. Underwood .... graphics (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
James Hynes .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes, 2002)
Robert Thompson .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes, 2003)
John Avery .... sound (unknown episodes)
Brian Hughes .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Alex Thompson .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alistair Cameron .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jack Holmes .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Leon Hoser .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Chris King .... camera operator: rostrum camera (unknown episodes)
David Mackay .... aerial photographer (unknown episodes)
Ken Morse .... camera operator: rostrum camera (unknown episodes)
Michael O'Halloran .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Marc Eskenazi .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Vincent Narduzzo .... video post-production (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Simon Cherry .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Tim Morrison .... archive footage coordinator and researcher (unknown episodes)

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65 min (8 episodes)
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating! Why don't they replay this series?!?! How about a DVD?!, 20 August 2005
Author: dataphasia from United States

I caught this series at episode one back in February 2005 on the History Channel, purely by accident when my Tivo "decided" that I might like it. Well, Tivo was RIGHT! Since then, I've kept it on my Tivo and watched it 3 times! Yes, 3! I didn't have ANY idea that this kind of history could be so interesting. I've even shown it to friends who agree that this show is amazing! Who knew that the English language was so embattled for so long! Sadly, by the time I watched my recording the first time, I had missed the rest of the episodes, which have not aired again since that one showing. Therefore, I've only seen the first episode -- what a tease. I would buy it all on DVD/VHS in a heartbeat if it was available (other than the $930.00 educational version!! Yeesh!) So, if anyone at the History Channel is reading this, GET US a DVD set guys!!! This series rocks!!!

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