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


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great series, 15 December 2006
Author: hotspur95 from Scotland

This has been a cracking series.

David Starkey is a good presenter, a lot more serious than Adam Hart-Davis - but that's the way we like it! This is serious history for serious grown ups! It goes into a great deal of detail on each of the monarchs and I have really enjoyed the recent run through the Stuarts, the four Goerge's and William the IV. My wife is Indonesian and is learning all this for the first time and asks lots of questions - but it shows how the good the series is when a complete history newbie is happy to watch an hour of this every Monday night.

In essence each episode concentrates on one monarch (of England, and then the United Kingdom) and leads on to the next one. So for instance you will get a whole hour (more or less) of Charles II, leading onto James II and then the Glorious Revolution.

Because of the depth of detail I have been learning a lot. Especially about how bloody and ruthless things were back then! I can't recommend it enough. It isn't as accessible as something like 'What the Roman's did for us' but I think anyone can watch this - not just history-buffs like me.

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