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A Very English Genius (2002)

TV Movie  -  Documentary  -  22 July 2002 (UK)
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"A Very English Genius" is a documentary telling the story of how Michael Ventris became obsessed with the quest of cracking the earliest known writing system, Linear B, which originated in... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lynden Edwards ...
Michael Ventris
Sam Baron ...
Young Michael Ventris
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Narrator
Judy Cowne ...
Dorothea Ventris
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Arthur Evans
Sophie Garner ...
Lois Ventris
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmett L. Bennett Jr. ...
Himself
Colin Boyne ...
Himself
John Chadwick ...
Himself (interviewed 1975) (archive footage) (as Dr. John Chadwick)
Oliver Cox ...
Himself
Simon Kimmins ...
Himself
Thomas Palaima ...
Himself (as Professor Thomas Palaima)
Edward Samuel ...
Himself
Michael Ventris ...
Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Tessa Ventris ...
Herself
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"A Very English Genius" is a documentary telling the story of how Michael Ventris became obsessed with the quest of cracking the earliest known writing system, Linear B, which originated in Greece. The documentary begins with his introduction to the ancient script, on a school trip to a museam, continues through his endeavours to crack the language, and ends with his unexplained death, providing various theories to what exactly caused his final demise. Written by Sam Baron

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