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Accounts of famous technological disasters and their subsequent investigations.
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 18)
Ashton Smith ... Narrator (19 episodes, 2004-2007)
Richard Vaughan ... Narrator (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Richard Vaughn ... Narrator (8 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
Sean Smith (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Steve Webb (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Russell Eatough (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stan Griffin (4 episodes, 2012)
Dan Gold (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Christina Bavetta (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sid Bennett (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Paul Burgess (2 episodes, 2004)
Paul Nelson (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alexander Dunlop (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Martin Pupp (2 episodes, 2011)
Gareth Johnson (2 episodes, 2012)
Rob Kaplan (2 episodes, 2012)
John Maidens (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Nelson (2 episodes, 2005-2006)

Series Produced by
Tom Adams .... series producer / executive producer (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stephen Hunter .... executive producer: National Geographic / senior executive producer: National Geographic Channel / ... (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Charlotte Surtees .... producer (19 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nick Metcalfe .... executive producer / producer (13 episodes, 2006-2012)
Hereward Pelling .... series producer (10 episodes, 2012)
Greg Lanning .... series producer (6 episodes, 2004)
Tom Brisley .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Ben Bowie .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Paul O'Connor .... series producer (4 episodes, 2005)
Jeremy Hall .... series producer / supervising producer (4 episodes, 2006)
Tom Lindley .... associate producer / producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Alison Turner .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Greg Chivers .... producer / assistant producer / ... (3 episodes, 2006-2011)
Lucie Ridout .... edit producer / executive producer / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Christina Bavetta .... producer (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Paul Burgess .... producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Jesús Montero .... assistant producer / associate producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Josie Stein .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2004)
Nita Camburn .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Anna Kirkwood .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Alexander Dunlop .... producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Simon Howley .... producer / series producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Neelima Goel .... location producer: India (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Shernaz Italia .... line producer: India (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Martin Pupp .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Sally Brindle .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan Davenport .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Nick Davies .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Kelda Deike .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Jim Greayer .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Laura Harris .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Bracken Hollings .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Lauren James .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Delphine Jaudeau .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Hugo Mander .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Jane Sayers .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Graham Reilly (34 episodes, 2004-2012)
Anne Nikitin (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Insects (8 episodes, 2006)
Tom Howe (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gary Clarke (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Justin Evans (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Robin Fox (4 episodes, 2012)
William Henshaw (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
David Scott (2 episodes, 2004)
Ben Filby (2 episodes, 2012)
Mark Hammond (2 episodes, 2012)
Matt Shaw (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alex Lewington (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ben Lester (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chris Roots (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robin Peters (2 episodes, 2004)
Dudley Sargeant (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Sebastian Smith (2 episodes, 2005)
Jose Garrido (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul Holland (2 episodes, 2012)
Jo Wall (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Anne Massey (1 episode, 2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Jo Manser (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Bill Thomas (7 episodes, 2012)
Richard Touch (4 episodes, 2012)
Will Randall (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Peter Marlow (1 episode, 2005)
Russell Daily (1 episode, 2011)
Mari Lucaccini (1 episode, 2011)
Owen Mann (1 episode, 2011)
Julian Weaver (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
Julie Elgar (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ruth Pease .... make up / makeup artist / ... (14 episodes, 2012)
Alice Hopkins .... makeup artist / makeup designer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Peter Hirst .... production manager (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Alexander Brunati .... junior production manager / assistant production manager (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hannah Chismar .... unit manager: National Geographic Channel (10 episodes, 2012)
Elivia Shaw .... unit manager: National Geographic Channel (10 episodes, 2012)
Michelle Upton .... production manager: National Geographic Channel (10 episodes, 2012)
Zoe Bickerton .... junior production manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Donna Blackburn .... post-production manager (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brinton Bryan .... first assistant director (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Art Department
Kiera Gould .... art department (9 episodes, 2012)
Stuart Chambers .... art department / stand-by art director (7 episodes, 2012)
Verity Scott .... art department (4 episodes, 2011)
Fabrice Spelta .... art department (4 episodes, 2011)
Carl Walters .... art department (4 episodes, 2012)
Owen Mann .... art department (3 episodes, 2011)
Mari Lucaccini .... art department (2 episodes, 2011)
Julian Boz Burley .... art department (2 episodes, 2012)
John Pellet .... art department (2 episodes, 2012)
Carl Waters .... art department / property master (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Frank Scheuring .... remix engineer / recording mixer (44 episodes, 2004-2007)
Aidan McCarthy .... supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Rada Danilovic .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tom Parsons .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2012)
Tom Corbett .... sound effects editor / sound editor (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
George Pinnock .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2012)
Russell Edwards .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Grant Covacic .... sound (3 episodes, 2011)
Malcolm Beattie .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2012)
Brendan Crehan .... sound recordist / sound (3 episodes, 2012)
David Runciman .... sound (3 episodes, 2012)
Laurie Kelleher .... sound (2 episodes, 2011)
Taron Allison .... sound (2 episodes, 2012)
Tomo Kitani .... sound (2 episodes, 2012)
Jonny Livesey .... sound (2 episodes, 2012)
Andy Paddon .... sound (2 episodes, 2012)
Dominic Scrancher .... sound (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Alexander Gunn .... special effects senior technician (1 episode, 2005)
David Payne .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2005)
Scott Peters .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
John Rafique .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2011)
Chris Watson .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2011)
Charlie Adcock .... special effects (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Rosanna Jon .... visual effects producer / visual effects coordinator / ... (20 episodes, 2005-2007)
Andrew Ryder .... visual effects producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Johnny Harris .... junior visual effects artist / additional visual effects (8 episodes, 2012)
Jason Martine .... lead visual effects artist / additional visual effects (8 episodes, 2012)
Michael Davis .... visual effects producer (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nigel Hunt .... visual effects supervisor (7 episodes, 2012)
Marijus Neverdauskis .... senior visual effects artist (7 episodes, 2012)
Vanessa Werner .... visual effects coordinator (7 episodes, 2012)
Tom Johnson .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Nathan Juno .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Dave Fothergill .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2011)
Jon Goodman .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Lee Humphries .... visual effects artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Rebecca Marie-Perry .... visual effects artist (3 episodes, 2012)
Jeff Smart .... visual effects artist / visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2012)
Stephen Macfarlane .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Diego Riestra .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul Flanagan .... digital effects artist (1 episode, 2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Stringer .... camera assistant / assistant camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Sam Al-Kadi .... assistant camera / camera assistant (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sarah Edwards .... assistant camera / camera assistant (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Oliver Lockett .... assistant camera / camera assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Paul Wood-Walker .... camera / camera operator (4 episodes, 2012)
Edward Edwards .... high speed camera / camera (3 episodes, 2012)
Robin Probyn .... camera (3 episodes, 2012)
Ed Smith .... spark / sparks (3 episodes, 2012)
Alan Mackulin .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Oldham .... camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 2007-2012)
Adam Feeney .... assistant camera / camera assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Sam Moon .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Seal .... assistant camera / camera assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
David Capon .... camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Cliff Evans .... camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Kier Garnet .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Zoe Goodwin .... camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Sean Healey .... camera / camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Keith Ingram .... camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Magali Merida .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Kev Robertson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Tom Rochester .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
James Tovell .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Chris Yacoubian .... camera (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Elgar .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Greg Connors .... colorist (28 episodes, 2004-2007)
Mike Green .... on-line editor (16 episodes, 2012)
Steve Lucas .... colorist (15 episodes, 2012)
Enge Gray .... colorist (3 episodes, 2011)
Ronnie Newman .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2004)
David Grewal .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Tom Howe .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 2012)
Anne Nikitin .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Simon Brooke .... production accountant / post production accountant (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Julia Pearce .... director of legal and business affairs / head of legal and business affairs (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ulla Streib .... director of operations / head of operations (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Cal Smith .... production team / researcher (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Liz Archer .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Geoff Daniels .... executive in charge of production: National Geographic (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Hussain Ahmed .... production coordinator / junior production coordinator / ... (11 episodes, 2012)
Matt Taylor .... executive in charge of production: National Geographic Channel (9 episodes, 2012)
Paul Gardner .... archive researcher / archive research (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jack Penman .... archive researcher / archive research (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jacqui Edwards .... archive researcher (6 episodes, 2005)
Emily Evans-Thirlwell .... production team / senior researcher (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Alexander Brunati .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2011)
Natalie Edwards .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2011)
Sophie Cunningham .... production team / researcher (6 episodes, 2012)
Elizabeth Bolton .... production team (4 episodes, 2011)
Tom Lindley .... researcher (4 episodes, 2011)
Joanna Barwick .... researcher / research (4 episodes, 2012)
Janice M. Wolf .... research: National Geographic Channel / researcher: National Geographic Channel (4 episodes, 2012)
Beatrice Read .... archive researcher (3 episodes, 2011)
James Labous .... archive research / archive researcher (3 episodes, 2012)
Alice Smith .... production team (3 episodes, 2012)
Megan Townley Wakelin .... researcher (3 episodes, 2012)
Emily Wilkinson .... researcher (3 episodes, 2012)
Tom Cook .... specialist researcher (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
John Owens .... researcher (2 episodes, 2011)
Bob Connelly .... research: National Geographic Channel (2 episodes, 2012)
Faran Ismailpour .... production team (2 episodes, 2012)
Marguerite O'Callaghan .... senior researcher (2 episodes, 2012)

Matt Smith .... archival assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Entertainment and Education are not mutually exclusive, 25 June 2006
Author: Niki Gunn from United States

This is one of three shows currently airing that I watch (and set the DVD recorder to catch -- the others are The Colbert Report and Project Runway.)

Most episodes are fascinating; the disaster is shown, and then it goes back to the beginning and shows each step toward the final outcome. The show is a combination of computer graphics, reenactments, and survivor and investigator interviews. The disasters include plane and train crashes, natural disasters, structural breakdowns, and terrorism. The episodes tend to be fairly recent disasters, going back up to about 30 years ago, but every so often they show older ones, like the Hindenburg.

This show has a good rewatchability factor, except National Geographic tends to replay many of the episodes too much and not show others. For example, the Mt. St. Helens and Columbia episodes are shown too often.

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