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20 October 2006 (UK) See more »
In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style... See more »
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [1])

Simon Schama ... Himself - Presenter / ... (6 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Clare Beavan (3 episodes, 2006)
Steve Condie (2 episodes, 2006)
Carl Hindmarch (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Writing credits
Simon Schama (4 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Clare Beavan .... series producer / producer (8 episodes, 2006)
Series Original Music by
Niraj Chag (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Cinematography by
Gary Clarke (2 episodes, 2006)
Neville Kidd (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Film Editing by
Matt Platts-Mills (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Casting by
Chloe Emmerson (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Production Design by
Astrid Sieben (1 episode, 2006)
Hannah Spice (1 episode, 2006)
Series Art Direction by
Erik Rehl (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Set Decoration by
Hannah Spice (1 episode, 2006)
Series Costume Design by
Nigel Egerton (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Caitlin Tanner .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Department
Gwyneth Binyon .... assistant art director (1 episode, 2006)
Peter Fentem .... property master (1 episode, 2006)
Toby Riches .... assistant art director (1 episode, 2006)
Scott Rogers .... props (1 episode, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Keith Silva .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2006)
Karl Mainzer .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2006)
Aidan McCarthy .... sound editor (2 episodes, 2006)
Jeff Richardson .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Special Effects by
Dorina Forti .... special effects makeup (1 episode, 2006)
Series Visual Effects by
Adam Rowland .... digital compositor (1 episode, 2006)
Series Stunts
Giorgio Antonini .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2006)
Amanda Foster .... stunts: slave (1 episode, 2006)
Paul Kulik .... utility stunts (1 episode, 2006)
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2006)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Annis .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2006)
Wayne King .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Music Department
Daniel Giorgetti .... orchestrator (1 episode, 2006)
Series Other crew
Tim Sutton .... production coordinator / production supporter (2 episodes, 2006)

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Could be half hour shorter, 5 March 2011
Author: ignominia-1 from Italy

I saw 3 episodes of this series, the one on Bernini, Caravaggio and Rothko. The paintings are awesomely lit and Shama's observations are interesting and original but I could definitely go for less dramatization. The repeated shots of the Caravaggio's impersonator panting, sweating while fencing on his own are totally indulgent and don't add much to the story; the actor playing Rothko annoyingly trying to seem intense and interesting; these are unnecessary visuals that cheapen the content of the show. Do the producers think we need to see the artist's lives play-acted to engage us? Do they think their art is not enough for the viewer? I find that this approach is condescending and dumbs down the audience. The art, Shama's commentary and narration of the artist's history would have been excellent enough.

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