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1999 (UK) See more »
A serious, non-titillating history of pornography, from the earliest days of erotic art right up to the present day's multimedia.
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Disc 1 - Highest possible rating; Disc 2 - not quite there See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 2)
Marilyn Milgrom ... Narrator (6 episodes, 1999)

Series Directed by
Chris Rodley (2 episodes, 1999)
Kate Williams (2 episodes, 1999)
Series Produced by
Fenton Bailey .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Randy Barbato .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1999)
Chris Rodley .... producer (2 episodes, 1999)

Sam Bickley .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Harry Knapp .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
David Sinclair (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Sandra Chandler (unknown episodes)
David Kempner (unknown episodes)
David Scott (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Kieran Smyth (2 episodes, 1999)

William Grayburn (unknown episodes)
James Whitehorn (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Helena Bullivant .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Brian Miklas .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1999)
Darrell Briggs .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1999)

Stacy Hruby .... sound (unknown episodes)
Karl Mainzer .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Mott .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Adrian Richard .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Hal Dace .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Alan Tully .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Peter Martin .... sequence producer: "Virtual Sex" (1 episode, 1999)

Damien Breen .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Claire Bugden .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Buxton .... technical consultant (unknown episodes)
Elaine Goodwin .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michelle Kinsler .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Julian Wallinger .... production runner (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Mel Slater .... thanks (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

60 min (6 episodes) | 360 min (6 parts with commercials)
Color | Black and White (archive footage)
Aspect Ratio:
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Disc 1 - Highest possible rating; Disc 2 - not quite there, 14 April 2006
Author: jetsff from United States

6 episodes/shows on two discs; in more or less chronological order. The first four shows (all of disc 1 and the first show on disc 2) are very well done and quite informative. The final episode, produced in 1999, seems quite dated now - more of a snapshot of how things looked in 1999 rather than accurate predictions about the future of erotica. The first episode gets my highest possible rating for an objective presentation on how our society became so conflicted over erotica. The next three episodes, up through the development of photography and film, are also well done and informative. In my opinion, only the most close-minded could fail to have a more open mind about erotica after viewing the first four shows. Excellent for watching with friends and family.

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