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26 May 2006 (UK) See more »
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Some good history but bends over backwards to bash Rome. See more (5 total) »


 (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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6 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Some good history but bends over backwards to bash Rome., 2 May 2009
Author: rogcbrand from United States

I looked forward to this when it came out, as I realized that the common history tends to paint the "barbarians" as uncivilized. The series does a good job of pointing out that as a lie. However, what bothers me is the tone that basically tells us that Rome had no redeeming qualities, that the "barbarians" were all saintly, advanced and nearly perfect, compared to the evil Romans.

I think the mistakes of the history books could be corrected without going overboard and simply switching from the incorrect view of Rome being the purely civilized empire, while those living in the lands around them were uncivilized and backwards, to having Rome the monster with no civilized values and no real contribution to the future world while those other lands were all so wonderful and purely peaceful.

Why is it so hard for people to try to give a balanced, unbiased account? All to often I get the feeling that there's an ax to grind. History shouldn't be about pushing some personal feelings or desire to bring someone or some nation down a peg, but to simply give us facts.

So, even though I thought this was well done, it was too black and white, in a politically correct way that was more about bashing the Romans than to give us a fair assessment of the time.

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