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21 September 2006 (UK) See more »
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)
Ollie 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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UK:59 min | UK:59 min (6 Episodes)
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To give the accurate feel of the locations for the six stories, the series was shot in three countries - Bulgaria, Morocco and Tunisia.See more »
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
As GREAT as The Empire Itself, 7 January 2009
Author: rettento from Budapest, Hungary

My wife and I bought the DVD because we couldn't find anything for this price and we had to spend a voucher. But the series was over our expectations! Hollywood made a lot of historically unauthentic movies with a lot of monumental scenes,and unrealistic characters (e.g. Gladiator) so I was a bit suspicious, but the good old BBC quality can't make you disappointed. The sets and costumes are perfect however the storyline and the characters are in focus. Battle scenes were smartly made to keep the budget lower. I was glad to see Gracchus, the Jewish rebels and Constantine besides Nero and Caesar. The quality is very even throughout the episodes, I found only Rebellion a bit worse. The theme itself (based upon Flavius's book) was not too popular with screenwriters and the fact that they made an attempt at it is OK, though the plot of this episode doesn't really have a point as a drama. And nor Flavius, nor the zealots, neither Titus, nor Vespasianus were real heroes. The writers couldn't really grasp their personalities. After all, it's a must see for every lover of historical movies!

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