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3 February 2005 (UK) See more »
Tony Robinson examines the claims made in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, "The Da Vinci Code." | Add synopsis »
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Tony Robinson ... Himself - Presenter

Dan Brown ... Himself - Author (archive footage)
Oliver Davies ... Himself - Research Institute in Systematic Theology (as Prof Oliver Davies)
Graham Phillips ... Himself - Author 'The Search for The Grail'
Juliet Wood ... Herself - Folklore Historian (as Dr Juliette Wood)
Richard Barber ... Himself - Author 'The Holy Grail: Imagination and Belief'
Canon Jaime Sancho ... Himself
Tom Asbridge ... Himself - Queen Mary, University of London (as Dr Thomas Asbridge)
Michael Baigent ... Himself - Co-Author 'The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail'
Jonathan Sumption ... Himself - Cathar Historian (as Jonathan Sumption QC)
Gabriel Barkay ... Himself - Archaeologist, University of Jerusalem (as Dr Gabriel Barkay)
Helen Nicholson ... Herself - Templar Historian (as Dr Helen Nicholson)
Robert Brydon ... Himself - Guide, Rosslyn Chapel
Andrew Sinclair ... Himself - Author 'The Secret Scroll' (as Dr Andrew Sinclair)
Stuart Beattie ... Himself - Project Director, Rosslyn Chapel
Robert Cooper ... Himself - Masonic Historian
Pierre Plantard ... Himself (archive footage)
Henry Lincoln ... Himself - Co-Author 'The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail' (archive footage)
Jean-Luc Chaumeil ... Himself - Journalist
Arnaud de Sède ... Himself - Son of Gérard de Sède de Sède
Michel Rouge ... Himself - Guide, Saint Sulpice (as Michel Rougé)
Charles Nicholl ... Himself - Author 'Leonardo Da Vinci: Flights of the Mind'
Elaine Pagels ... Herself - Author 'The Gnostic Gospels'
Ann Graham Brock ... Herself - Author 'Mary Magdalene, the First Apostle' (as Dr Ann Graham Brock)
Margaret Starbird ... Herself - Author 'The Woman with the Alabaster Jar'
Thierry Vregil ... Himself - Priest (as Father Thierry Vregil)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philippe de Cherisey ... Himself (archive footage)
Gérard de Sède ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Kashaf Chaudhry 
Produced by
Philip Clarke .... executive producer
Emily Cleaver .... assistant producer
Siân Price .... assistant producer
Simon Raikes .... producer
Film Editing by
Paul Jackson 
Tony Robinson 
Production Management
Melinda Smith .... production manager
Art Department
Neil Emmanuel .... illustrations
Sound Department
Steve Bowden .... sound
Danny Finn .... dubbing mixer
Colin Hood .... sound
Kevin Meredith .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Borrow .... camera
Rob Goldie .... camera
Dave Miller .... camera
Ken Morse .... rostrum
Clive North .... camera
Mike Todd .... camera
Editorial Department
Mike Curd .... colourist
Other crew
Jessica Cobb .... researcher
Jay Parsons .... production coordinator

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Denmark:90 min (2 parts)
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UK:PG (DVD rating)

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Tony Robinson:2000 years ago, thirteen people sat down to eat what would become the most famous meal in history.
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The hunt for the grail., 22 February 2006
Author: Chris-742

Tony Robinson is mostly known for his comedy work in stuff like "Black Adder". This work was the first time I ever saw him in a serious piece, and a documentary at that. It was a very positive surprise. Tony (and his invisible researches) takes a look at the roots behind the myths in the bestseller book "Da vinci code". He hunts for the holy grail and examines some of the places in the book and also looks for the basis of some holy grail myth. Robinson manages to cover a lot of ground. This is a high class documentary, boring historians are given space, but it never gets boring because somehow the boring parts are edited out. This documentary is almost as fast-paced as the book. Well worth watching, I have seen it three times, twice before and once after reading the book. My only complaint is that they did not dig deep enough in some places.

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