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Director:
Writers:
David Bartlett (3 episodes)
Srik Narayanan (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | unknown
Release Date:
17 September 2003 (UK) See more »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Peter Guinness ... Narrator / ... (11 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Series Directed by
David Bartlett (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Tanya Cheadle (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Nic Young (3 episodes, 2004)
Carl Hindmarch (2 episodes, 2003)
Angus Cameron (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dan Clifton (2 episodes, 2004)

Matthew Whiteman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
David Bartlett (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Tanya Cheadle (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Carl Hindmarch (2 episodes, 2003)
Angus Cameron (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Srik Narayanan (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Upshal .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2004-2013)
Neil McDonald .... executive producer: BBC (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Richard Bradley .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Adam Kemp .... executive producer: BBC (3 episodes, 2003)
Stephen Bennett .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris Kelly .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
David Bartlett .... producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Rupert Whiteman .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Andy Bush (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
Dave Gale (18 episodes, 2003-2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Steve Gray (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Andy Jackson (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Dirk Nel (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Joe Dyer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

Simon Fanthorpe (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ross Bradley (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
Chris Roots (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Casting by
Chris Freihofer (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Paul Halter (1 episode, 2005)
Hugh W. Griffith III (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Aaron Marquette (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Cameron Doyle (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Vanessa Alves .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2003)
Valecia Sarmento .... key makeup artist / makeup department head (1 episode, 2003)
Vesna Trograncic .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2003)
Karen Montgomery .... makeup designer (1 episode, 2004)
Lisa Stewart .... makeup department head (1 episode, 2005)

Michael Peterson .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Aileen Kane .... production manager (1 episode, 2003)
Misu Predescu .... unit production manager (1 episode, 2005)
Gregg Rosenberg .... assistant unit manager (1 episode, 2005)

Michelle Hartly .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Lawson .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Art Department
Cathy Featherstone .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2005)
Aaron Marquette .... set dresser (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Roger Dobson .... sound editor (7 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jon Stanton Dunn .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Peter J. Verrando .... sound (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Stunts
Brad Batchelor .... stunt rider (1 episode, 2004)

Scott Duthie .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Moreno .... gaffer (1 episode, 2003)
Ken Morse .... camera operator (1 episode, 2003)
Malcolm Paris .... rostrum camera (1 episode, 2003)
David South .... additional camera / camera operator (1 episode, 2003)
John Middelkoop .... camera operator (1 episode, 2005)
Donald Ng .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2005)
Mark Braun .... first assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Casting Department
Mandy Overton .... casting assistant (1 episode, 2005)

Holland Weathers .... location casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Kreager .... wardrobe (1 episode, 2003)
Vintage Rare .... key costumer (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Des Murray .... on-line editor (7 episodes, 2003-2005)
 
Series Other crew
Dee Edmonds .... production coordinator / production co-ordinator: UK (5 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Thanks
Peter Dimmock .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Rosemary Gill .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Robert McClelland .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
W.E. Newman Jr. .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Gayle Newman .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
James Nice .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Richard Parkinson .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Lester Smith .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Audrey Whiting .... thanks (1 episode, 2003)
John Mills .... thanks (1 episode, 2004)
Bruce Reynolds .... thanks (1 episode, 2004)
Jack Slipper .... thanks (1 episode, 2004)
John Woolley .... thanks (1 episode, 2004)
Steve Milne .... thanks (1 episode)
 

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Overall an excellent series, 5 December 2008
Author: Mark Hone from United Kingdom

The other comments on this series only cover the 'Hiroshima' episode. In fact the series covers a large number of Historic 'days' including the Wright Brothers' Flight, the Assassinations of Kennedy and Lincoln, the Death of Primncess Diana and the declaration of the state of Israel. The original series had hour long episodes with two thematically-related 'days' (e.g. the Wright Brothers and the First Moon Landing'. Later on there were half-hour episodes on single days and a few hour-long specials (on e.g. the 1967 Middle East War and the 1918 Armistice.). The overall standard of the series is high and I use many of them in my High School teaching. In this regard I would rate the best as : the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Murder of the Romanovs and Kristallnacht. Other excellent episodes, not so immediately useful for my teaching, include the death of Diana, the Moon landing and the resignation of President Nixon. Unfortunately some of the episodes clearly suffer from budgetary constraints. The St Valentine's Day Massacre episode appears to have been filmed in mid-Summer, while the Theft of The Crown Jewels features only half a dozen actors. A couple of potentially good episodes are spoiled by poor casting. I know that it's not always possible to get good lookalikes for Historic figures but they couldn't have chosen actors less like their real-life counterparts to play Nehru, Jinnah and Mountbatten in the Indian Independence episode. Jinnah, for example, a slight, elderly and dying man is played by a young, tall and well-built actor in very unconvincing 'old' makeup. These quibbles aside I would recommend the series, available in the UK in a boxed DVD set, to teachers and anyone interested in how History happened.

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