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Monarchy with David Starkey: Season 2: Episode 5 -- Under the charismatic Oliver Cromwell, Parliament commits a previously unthinkable act: it executes a reigning king. Eventually, the fledgling republic discovers that it needs a monarch after all.


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18 October 2004 (UK) See more »
A history of the English Crown from AD 400 to today.
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David Starkey ... Himself - Presenter (17 episodes, 2004-2007)

Series Directed by
James Burge (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Mary Cranitch (unknown episodes)
David Hutt (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David Starkey (1 episode, 2007)

Series Produced by
James Reid .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mark Fielder .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2004)
James Burge .... producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Original Music by
David Sinclair (5 episodes, 2006)

Andy Price (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Jon Wood (2 episodes, 2006-2007)

Dewald Aukema (unknown episodes)
Douglas Hartington (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Humphries (unknown episodes)
Chris Openshaw (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Peter Brownlee (1 episode, 2004)
Jon Everett (1 episode, 2004)
Denise Perrin (1 episode, 2006)
Jan Cholawo (1 episode, 2007)

John Everett (unknown episodes)
Jane Harris (unknown episodes)
Sue Outlaw (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Hamish MacLeod (3 episodes, 2004)
Series Costume Design by
Jean Arthur (3 episodes, 2004)
Series Art Department
Roger Tarry .... carpenter (5 episodes, 2005)
Series Sound Department
Simon Farmer .... sound (unknown episodes)
George Hitchens .... sound (unknown episodes)
Richard Lambert .... dubbing mixer / sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Roger Long .... sound (unknown episodes)
Gary McIntyre .... dubbing editor / sound editor (unknown episodes)
Kevin Meredith .... sound (unknown episodes)
Matt Vowles .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Hamish MacLeod .... sword master (3 episodes, 2004)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Audrey Aquilina .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2005)
Sam Edmonds .... assistant camera (1 episode, 2006)

Colin Holloway .... gaffer (unknown episodes, 2004)
Series Editorial Department
John Everett .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Lynch .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Hamish MacLeod .... armourer (3 episodes, 2004)

Brian Bero .... armorer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
50 min (20 episodes) | UK:60 min (6 episodes)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes)


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Mixed..., 4 May 2014
Author: thewhimmed from United States

I want to watch this series so badly because I want to know the history, but the production and narrating are so distracting, so sharp, like b-bees being spit at you continuously. The voice has a value system that is not mine, reverence for 'the heros' who were powerful, violent war lords and is much more patriarchal in view than my own belief system. But the history - it is so full and the details here are good. I've read a lot of British Isles and European history via 100+ tab internet research, and from the one episode I watched before I decided I can't sit through the sharp delivery (which followed in the font/style of subtitling as well when I tested with no sound), there were many things I learned that I was surprised I'd never heard before, new information, mixed in with stories I already knew.

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