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26 May 2006 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast [2])

Terry Jones ... Himself - Presenter (4 episodes, 2006)
Peter Heather ... Himself - University of Oxford (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Rob Coldstream (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Writing credits
Terry Jones (4 episodes, 2006)

Alan Ereira (unknown episodes)
David McNab (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David McNab .... series producer (4 episodes, 2006)
Susannah Davis .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Nicolas Kent .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2006)
Rob Coldstream .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Original Music by
Sandy Nuttgens (4 episodes, 2006)
Michael Scott (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Cinematography by
Joe Taylor (4 episodes, 2006)
Rob Goldie (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Film Editing by
Mike Burton (1 episode, 2006)
David Fairhead (1 episode, 2006)
David Gasson (1 episode, 2006)
John Hackney (1 episode, 2006)
Series Production Design by
Jo Manser (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Direction by
Paul Halter (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Costume Design by
Heidi Miller (1 episode, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Caitlin Tanner .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Production Management
Annabel Lee .... head of production (4 episodes, 2006)
Birte Pedersen .... head of production (4 episodes, 2006)
Rachel Shadick .... production manager (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Doug Dreger .... sound (2 episodes, 2006)
Jeff John .... sound (2 episodes, 2006)

Tom Corbett .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 2006)
Series Visual Effects by
Antony Buonomo .... graphics and titles (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nathan Kendall .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Miller .... costumer designer (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Other crew
Bella Barr .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2006)
Barry Cunliffe .... series consultant (4 episodes, 2006)
Alan Ereira .... script editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Veevers .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006)

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59 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great work to dispel the Roman propagandized version of history, 10 November 2012
Author: bazilg from United States

Romans understood propaganda well and lied and bent the truth when it suited them. The heir to the Roman empire, the Catholic, and to some extent the Greek Orthodox Church, had a monopoly on knowledge throughout Europe throughout the Medieval age and to a great extent, even up to today.

Terry Jones (A Welsh-man or a descendant of the Celts) also of Monty Python fame has done a marvelous job dispelling many of the Roman biases that is so prevalent throughout Western Academia and Zeitgeist that they go unquestioned.

Even in University I was taught this rubbish in my history and art history classes. For example the absence of any meaningful coverage of Parthian Empire and then the Sassanian Empires of the near east was astonishing to me. It's like reading about the second half of the 20th Century and without mentioning the Soviet Union. Or the silly term Greco-Roman which makes as much sense as saying Judeo-Nazi. (hint Romans destroyed and pillaged the Greek (Hellenistic) city states and enslaved the majority of the population.)

The majority of history available is a verbatim retelling of Roman propaganda, this series and the accompanying book is a refreshing antidote to that. It opens eyes and minds, highly recommended. Though if Rome is sacred to you and very dear to your heart, you may want to skip it, Rome is definitely not "light of the world" in this version of history.

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