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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2008 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A mini-series that explores the inner workings of Saddam Hussein's family and his relationship with his closest advisers.
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Exceptional television drama See more (28 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 15)

Igal Naor ... Saddam Hussein (4 episodes, 2008)

Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Sajida Khairallah Talfah (4 episodes, 2008)

Makram Khoury ... Tariq Aziz (4 episodes, 2008)

Philip Arditti ... Uday Hussein (4 episodes, 2008)

Mounir Margoum ... Qusay Hussein (4 episodes, 2008)

Agni Scott ... Raghad Hussein (4 episodes, 2008)

Amr Waked ... Hussein Kamel (3 episodes, 2008)

Uri Gavriel ... Ali Hassan Al Majid (3 episodes, 2008)
Christine Stephen-Daly ... Samira Shahbandar / ... (3 episodes, 2008)
Saïd Amadis ... Adnan Khairallah / ... (2 episodes, 2008)

Amber Rose Revah ... Hala Hussein (2 episodes, 2008)

Shivani Ghai ... Rana Hussein (2 episodes, 2008)

Daniel Lundh ... Saddam Kamel (2 episodes, 2008)
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Series Directed by
Alex Holmes (2 episodes, 2008)
Jim O'Hanlon (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen Butchard (4 episodes, 2008)
Alex Holmes (4 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Alex Holmes .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Nick Jones .... line producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Steve Lightfoot .... producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Wood .... co-producer (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Samuel Sim (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Florian Hoffmeister (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Crispin Green (2 episodes, 2008)
Philip Kloss (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Casting by
Elaine Grainger (4 episodes, 2008)

Yael Aviv (unknown episodes)
Susan Bluestein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Maurice Cain (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paul Frost (4 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Woodhouse (4 episodes, 2008)
Karl Probert (2 episodes, 2008)
Nina Ross (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Dominic Smithers (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Alexandra Caulfield (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jemma Carballo .... makeup artist / makeup trainee (4 episodes, 2008)
Samantha Denyer .... hair trainee / makeup trainee (4 episodes, 2008)
Marella Shearer .... make-up and hair designer (4 episodes, 2008)
Juliette Tomes .... makeup supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)

Lucy Sibbick .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
David Broder .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Phil Brown .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Philippa Day .... assistant production manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Moez Kamoun .... production manager (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Salem Daldoul .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Laura Hulmes .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Gemma Nunn .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Martin Curry .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Dan Winch .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Department
Noel Cowell .... property master (4 episodes, 2008)
Fatma Madani .... production buyer (4 episodes, 2008)
Graham Ward .... stand-by art director (4 episodes, 2008)

Absi Anis .... vehicle art coordinator (unknown episodes)
Karim Benchiek .... props labour (unknown episodes)
Jallel Bizid .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Aymen Chambi .... props labour (unknown episodes)
Hazem Djelli .... props (unknown episodes)
Bessem Marzouk .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Mourad Negri .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Ahlem Omar .... translator (unknown episodes)
Kammel Trad .... props labour (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Justine Angus .... supervising dialogue editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Fraser Barber .... film sound (4 episodes, 2008)
Adam Davidson .... adr recordist (4 episodes, 2008)
Nick Foley .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
George Hapig .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2008)
James Harris .... sound maintenance (4 episodes, 2008)
Max Hoskins .... supervising sound editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist (4 episodes, 2008)
Mathias Krebs .... foley recordist (4 episodes, 2008)
David Old .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Aad Wirtz .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2008)

Francis Ward Lindsay .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes, 2008)
Tom Deane .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Hallam Smallpeice .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bernard Newton .... special effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)

Scott Peters .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jonathan Hills .... visual effects (4 episodes, 2008)
Jonathan Mann .... digital restoration (4 episodes, 2008)
Simon Wilkinson .... visual effects (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Stunts
Seon Rogers .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)

Tom Aitken .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Appleton .... clapper loader (4 episodes, 2008)
Riadh Ben Hamadi .... camera assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Habib Bensalem .... best boy (4 episodes, 2008)
Phil Brookes .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2008)
Craig Feather .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Jo Gibbs .... camera assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Lee Howarth .... rigger (4 episodes, 2008)
Mark Jones .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Brad Larner .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2008)
Mike McHugh .... best boy (4 episodes, 2008)
Spencer Murray .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2008)

Marc Atherfold .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Med Hedi Boulabbi .... second generator operator (unknown episodes)
Mondher Dhiab .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Sam Goldie .... additional first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Lotfi Kammoun .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Lamjed .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Derek McCulloch .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Saber Said .... electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Jason Kennedy .... casting associate (4 episodes, 2008)
Laura Windows .... casting assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Harvey .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Lupt Utama .... costume design assistant (4 episodes, 2008)

Suzanne Barnes .... costume buyer (unknown episodes)
Ruth Moth .... costume set supervisor (unknown episodes)
Gary Page .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Georgiana Sayer .... costume set supervisor (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Slack .... chief costumer (unknown episodes)
Johanna Wrigley .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Phil Brown .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul Ensby .... colorist (4 episodes, 2008)
Adam Harvey .... assistant film editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Bejhan Kalantar .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Patricia Scanlon .... post-production assistant (4 episodes, 2008)

Dominic Thomson .... digital editor (unknown episodes, 2008)
Matthew Benns .... digital intermediate data manager (unknown episodes)
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Location Management
Richard George .... location manager (4 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Alastair King .... conductor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Said Aburish .... script consultant (4 episodes, 2008)
Sandra Butterworth .... voice coach (4 episodes, 2008)
Sally El Hosaini .... consultant / script editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul B. Gibbs .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Ilhem Haouaoui .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Sarah Hulls .... assistant accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Polly Jefferies .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2008)
Mike Lewis .... film researcher (4 episodes, 2008)
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Lisa Osborne .... script editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Davina Rodrigues .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant (4 episodes, 2008)
Caroline Skinner .... script editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Rob Grundy .... amourer (2 episodes, 2008)
Steve Wilkerson .... amourer (2 episodes, 2008)

Danielle Fox .... london office (unknown episodes)
 

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Spain:232 min (4 episodes)
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Featured in The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) (TV)See more »

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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Exceptional television drama, 3 August 2008
Author: Don Boyd from London, England

The first episode of this drama series could have fallen into all the traps that recreations of modern history, and ancient history for that matter, fall into: Glib unrealistic portrayals of character; ridiculous over simplification; and sloppy historical inaccuracies. Alex Holmes with his production team and a brilliant cast avoided this brilliantly in the light of one over-riding handicap they had - All of us have our preconceptions and our own sketchy 'take' on the Saddam sagas presented by the media and by governments over the last 25 years in various forms of uneven levels of factual integrity, political expediency and rigor. Amazingly, despite this, I was able to accept the inevitable economies of scale limiting Holmes and his ingenious team, and was spellbound by the simple exposition of Saddam's corrupt, and corrupting modus operandi. The family dynamic was cleverly integrated with the political backdrop and viewers more interested in the subtext will not be disappointed. A grisly reminder that we have lived through an era when monsters exist within the human race and our world seems to be reluctant to learn from history and be more alert to their ability to operate, and cause tragedy and mayhem while we too often watch and allow them. Great telly too on a straightforward entertainment level.

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