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Release Date:
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Best historical TV program I've ever seen, great for a high school classroom, 15 October 2007
Author: nahcoofthecake from United States

Two programs about ancient Rome's neighbors, competitors and subject peoples. It mainly focuses on culture and technology. It presents information that is highly accurate, and also usually overlooked in history textbooks.

Not only is the content insightful and not stuff that's already common knowledge, it's just plain good history. The claims aren't overstated ("The Celts invented everything and we have absolute proof!") or sensational, or unnecessarily opaque and mysterious, like "How did they build the pyramids? Nobody knows!" (in fact we have pretty detailed knowledge of how they were built). I am a professional historian (well, PhD candidate) and I can recommend these programs for high-school or even college-level classrooms without reservation. The second program, "The Brainy Barbarians," is especially good.

Terry Jones editorializes a bit about the Romans, but with all the fawning over them in conventional histories, I think this will do more good than harm for most viewers. Besides which, it's honest editorializing--you can easily tell when he's presenting interpretations or opinions, and when he's presenting facts.

And it's all pretty entertaining and well-presented, too.

K Hemmat

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