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Rise and Fall of an Empire
A doc-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.
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Lyall B. Watson ... Petronius / ... (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Tim Dunn (1 episode, 2006)
Nick Green (1 episode, 2006)
Andrew Grieve (1 episode, 2006)
Nick Murphy (1 episode, 2006)
Arif Nurmohamed (1 episode, 2006)
Christopher Spencer (1 episode, 2006)
Series Writing credits
James Wood (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Mark Hedgecoe .... producer (5 episodes, 2006)
Matthew Barrett .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2006)
Jim Spencer .... line producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Original Music by
Samuel Sim (1 episode, 2006)

Ty Unwin (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Rob Goldie (2 episodes, 2006)

Chris Hartley (unknown episodes)
Neville Kidd (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Simon Holland (2 episodes, 2006)

Martin Johnson (unknown episodes)
Bobby Sheikh (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Carl Proctor (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Production Design by
Alan Spalding (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Direction by
Richard Bullock (3 episodes, 2006)
Gregory Fangeaux (3 episodes, 2006)
Aziz Rafiq (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Costume Design by
Ros Little (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Paul Boyce .... makeup supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Petya Simeonova .... additional makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Maria Stankovich .... assistant makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Yana Stoyanova .... additional makeup and hair artist (1 episode, 2006)
Series Production Management
Moez Kamoun .... production manager (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Gibb .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)
Nick Justin .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Department
Gregory Fangeaux .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2006)
Sophie Hervieu .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2006)
Mosko Masev .... assistant property master (2 episodes, 2006)
Oli Novadnieks .... property master (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Samuel Castleton .... dubbing editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Pietro Dalmasso .... dialogue & sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Danny Finn .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2006)
Anas Hamouch .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects supervisor (5 episodes, 2006)
Series Visual Effects by
Joe Cork .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2006)
Max Wright .... digital compositor / visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Stunts
Danko Jordanov .... stunts (6 episodes, 2006)
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts (6 episodes, 2006)
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts (5 episodes, 2006)
Slavi Slavov .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 2006)
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunts (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Perry Barwick .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Casting Department
Alexander Kossev .... casting: Bulgaria (1 episode, 2006)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Laver .... head stand-by costumer (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Editorial Department
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Other crew
Rebecca Snow .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006)

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25 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
the joys of docu-drama, 6 May 2007

Having by now seen all six episodes of the series on DVD I have formed an idea of this series which I saw simultaneously with HBO's Rome. The other production was more lavish, richer, more violent and much more sexually explicit. It also followed the fortunes of totally fictitious yet plausible characters along a much more restricted time-span, that is from the battle of Alesia till the assassination of Caesar(season 1).Sexually voracious and incredibly scheming women were interwoven with battle scenes, senatorial machinations, low-life thugs, powerful patrons and loyal soldiers. Nothing of this sort in the present series-a narrator's voice existed and the focus was on certain historical heavy-weights whose acts were interpreted in the light of modern real-politic, and the main events of their lives rendered as received by established historical sources or at least by established historical myths.This series focused on the life-stories of few characters whose final fate and posthumous reputation the narrator described at the end of each episode.The focus was on political and military events and not on personal motivation, feuds and loves except on the case that they had a net historical result-example:the marriage of Licinius and Constantia, Constantine's sister.The series Rome is much more glamorous and sex and violence than history on the grand scale as the present series. I suspect that Romans in their everyday lives experienced history in the former manner than in the latter one.Both series were a joy.

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