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

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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Robinson and archeology, 17 June 2006
Author: tonyspencer from France

Most people know Tony Robinson from comedy roles, but he has hosted several series of Time Team, where each episode a bunch of archaeologists have four days to investigate a site. The series is well known and popular in the UK.

This explains the part about digging up the church.

A thoroughly good documentary, although there is other stuff that could have been mentioned. There is another legend that Mary Magdalene arrived by boat with her sister Martha and brother Lazarus (of raising from the dead fame) in Marseille and and later spent 30 years in a cave in La Saint Baume, south east France, which is not covered.

The error in transcribing Sang Real could have had better coverage too, but 90 minutes is quite long for a TV documentary.

There are quite a few comedic parts, like the bobbing head Christ figure in the car.

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