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1
Release Date:
22 April 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
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2 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
very disappointing - read the book instead! See more (31 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [16])

Eddie Redmayne ... Stephen Wraysford (2 episodes, 2012)

Clémence Poésy ... Isabelle / ... (2 episodes, 2012)

Matthew Goode ... Captain Gray (2 episodes, 2012)

Rory Keenan ... Private Brennan (2 episodes, 2012)

Thomas Turgoose ... Private Tipper (2 episodes, 2012)

Richard Madden ... Captain Weir (2 episodes, 2012)

Joseph Mawle ... Jack Firebrace (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Nehan ... Evans (2 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Cerqueira ... Shaw (2 episodes, 2012)

Nicholas Moss ... RSM Price (2 episodes, 2012)

Marie-Josée Croze ... Jeanne (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Aubrey ... Private Byrne (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul Rattray ... Tyson (2 episodes, 2012)
Misi Dunai ... Riley (2 episodes, 2012)
Piroska Molnár ... Marguerite (2 episodes, 2012)
David Monteath (2 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
Philip Martin (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Sebastian Faulks (2 episodes, 2012)
Abi Morgan (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Veronica Castillo .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece (2 episodes, 2012)
Sebastian Faulks .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Eric Fellner .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Lynn Horsford .... producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Juliette Howell .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Relph .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
Lucy Richer .... executive producer: BBC (2 episodes, 2012)
Ann Skinner .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Nicholas Hooper (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Julian Court (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kristina Hetherington (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Lucy Bevan (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Grant Montgomery (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nicole Northridge (2 episodes, 2012)
János Szabolcs (2 episodes, 2012)
Katie Tuxford (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
László Makai (2 episodes, 2012)

Ussal Smithers (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Charlotte Walter (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Márta Antal .... prosthetic make up artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Gemma Carballo .... hair stylist assistant / makeup artist assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Peta Dunstall .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2012)
Krisztina Fehér .... hair stylist assistant / makeup artist assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Iván Pohárnok .... prosthetic makeup designer (2 episodes, 2012)
Charlotte Rogers .... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Emma Scott .... hair designer / makeup designer (2 episodes, 2012)

Jemma Carballo .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Katalin Baranyi .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Peter Seres .... production manager: Hungary (2 episodes, 2012)
Sophie Treacher .... production manager: UK (2 episodes, 2012)

Ágoston Félegyházy Megyesy .... location production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Coggan-Hulmes .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Patricia D'Intino .... assistant director: crowd (2 episodes, 2012)
Réka Kovács .... assistant director: crowd (2 episodes, 2012)
Judit Soltész .... first assistant director: Hungary (2 episodes, 2012)
Roxana Szarisz .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Dan Winch .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Adam Ali .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
György Csarnó .... swing gang (2 episodes, 2012)
Géza Kerti .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2012)
Hedvig Kiraly .... draftsperson (2 episodes, 2012)
József Kiss .... construction manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Gyula 'Jenci' Lakatos .... swing gang (2 episodes, 2012)
Dora Nagy .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 2012)
Norbert Nagy .... stand-by prop (2 episodes, 2012)
Péter Nagy .... swing gang (2 episodes, 2012)
Ussal Smithers .... set decorator: UK (2 episodes, 2012)
Judit Sági .... assistant set decorator (2 episodes, 2012)
Lajos Zdroba .... construction manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Krisztián Zsoldos .... swing gang (2 episodes, 2012)

Piroska Szabady .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
István Tímár .... props (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Tim Atkins .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert Brazier .... foley recordist (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
Lee Crichlow .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Rob Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
György Mihályi .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Nick Roberts .... adr mixer / loop group recordist (2 episodes, 2012)
Mac Ruth .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 2012)
Nándor Szirtes .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Ian Wilkinson .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2012)

Nick Baldock .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Sue Harding .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Gabor Kiszelly .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... chief pyrotechnician (2 episodes, 2012)

Bence Arik .... special effects crew (unknown episodes)
Béla Buzgó .... special effects crew (unknown episodes)
Furedi Csaba .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Bence Füredi .... special effects trainee (unknown episodes)
Attila Góczán .... special effects crew (unknown episodes)
Norbert Orosz .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
László Pintér .... floor special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Thomas Baber .... cg artist: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Adrian Banton .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Antony Bluff .... visual effects producer: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Emma Braney .... cg artist: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Luke Butler .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Naomi Butler .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Tom Collier .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Sam Cox .... cg artist: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects: Lipsyc Post / head of visual effects: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
James Elster .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Sean Farrow .... executive visual effects supervisor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Elysia Greening .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
David Lloyd .... senior systems engineer: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Philippe Ludivig .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Dylan Owen .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Jane Paton .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Glen Pratt .... visual effects supervisor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Antonio Rodríguez Díaz .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Katie Roehrick .... visual effects coordinator: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Spain .... systems engineer: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects coordinator: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Sheila Wickens .... digital compositor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Harry Wormald .... digital matte painter: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Lenka Zuckova .... cg artist: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Andrea Barat .... assistant horse master (1 episode, 2012)
Attila Mora .... horse master (1 episode, 2012)
Gabor Piroch .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2012)
Gábor Piroch .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2012)
Levente Tamási .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2012)

Gergely Bíró .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Kinga Gavalda .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Orsányi Iván .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Tamás Molnár .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gábor Pesta .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gyorgy Szanto .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ildikó Szücs .... assistant stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gyula Tóth .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
László Ujvári .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
György Berghoffer .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
László Bille .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)
József Buczkó .... best boy (2 episodes, 2012)
Zoltán Bók .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
Vilmos Csigi .... grip (2 episodes, 2012)
János Csikesz .... grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert Dibble .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2012)
Lajos Dikó .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Péter Faludi .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Joe Jamieson .... digital imaging technician (2 episodes, 2012)
Tamás Jánossa .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2012)
Antal Kató .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
Giles Keyte .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2012)
Ferenc Krämli .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Gabor Laczkó .... key grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Attila Major .... grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Miklós Molnár .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
Csaba Nemesházi .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Viktor Racsek .... rigging gaffer (2 episodes, 2012)
János Steili .... rigging electrician (2 episodes, 2012)
Gabor Szucs .... flight head technician (2 episodes, 2012)
József Takács .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2012)
Rudolf Takács .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2012)
Murren Tullett .... digital imaging technician (2 episodes, 2012)
Dániel Tóth .... electrician (2 episodes, 2012)

Attila Csoboth .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Posztos György .... studio key rigger (unknown episodes)
Károly Kamerda .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Futo Laszlo .... rigger (unknown episodes)
Szabolcs Sitkei .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Stéphanie Doncker .... casting associate: France (2 episodes, 2012)
Jina Jay .... casting: principals (2 episodes, 2012)
Ruth Key .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2012)
Nicolas Ronchi .... casting: France (2 episodes, 2012)

Zsolt Ferenc Maier .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Veronika Varjasi .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lilla Bártfai .... costumer (2 episodes, 2012)
Carmen Cristea .... key costumer / set costumer (2 episodes, 2012)
Ildikó Fogt .... costumer (2 episodes, 2012)
Eszter Holler .... costumer (2 episodes, 2012)
Júlia Kiss .... costumer (2 episodes, 2012)
Doina Raducut .... key costumer (2 episodes, 2012)
Gabor Szabo .... dresser (2 episodes, 2012)
Hannah Walter .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Gyula Zámbó .... costumer (2 episodes, 2012)

Brigitta Barkó .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tamás Albert .... post-production engineer (2 episodes, 2012)
Dan Bentham .... senior producer: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
James Clarke .... digital intermediate supervisor: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Anya Dillon .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Matyas Fekete .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Stuart Fyvie .... colorist: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Benedek Kabán .... qc coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Aileen McIntosh .... producer: Lipsync Post (2 episodes, 2012)
Connan McStay .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Áron Mezei .... dailies (2 episodes, 2012)
Mandy Miller .... scripts (2 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Tomlinson .... conform editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Diana Vasquez .... conform editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Rick White .... vt supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)

Tamás Szabó .... bones operator (unknown episodes)
Mátyás Vándor .... post-production coordinator: dailies (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Amy Ashworth .... music researcher (2 episodes, 2012)
John Barrett .... scoring protools engineer (2 episodes, 2012)
Andrew Dudman .... music recording engineer / music scoring mixer (2 episodes, 2012)
Greg Hooper .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 2012)

Alastair King .... conductor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
László Bazsó .... driver (2 episodes, 2012)
Béla Bérczi .... driver (2 episodes, 2012)
Márton Ivanov .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 2012)
Csaba Majer .... driver (2 episodes, 2012)
Csaba Oláh .... driver (2 episodes, 2012)

Zsolt Somogyi .... transportation supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Reka Angyalosy .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
Peter Barton .... historical advisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Csaba Benedek .... head of security (2 episodes, 2012)
Chris Bentley .... title coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Martin Boswell .... military advisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Ferenc Béres .... locations (2 episodes, 2012)
Alison Carpenter .... script editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Aniko Csat .... travel and accommodation coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Kate Fasulo .... production executive: Working Title Television (2 episodes, 2012)
János Felföldi .... armorer (2 episodes, 2012)
Béla Gajdos .... armorer (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert Grundy .... armorer (2 episodes, 2012)
Julia Hall .... title designer (2 episodes, 2012)
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
Nicholas Hatton .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Luca Kalmár .... assistant production accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
Barnabas Kiraly .... locations (2 episodes, 2012)
Zoltón Marton .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Júlia Matil .... assistant production accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
Ágoston Félegyházy Megyesy .... locations (2 episodes, 2012)
Louise O'Malley .... financial controller (2 episodes, 2012)
Anett Paroczai .... cashier (2 episodes, 2012)
Janos Prihoda .... immigration coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Artist W. Robinson .... head: Raleigh Film (2 episodes, 2012)
Laszlo Rorariusz .... location manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Sheeraz Shah .... head of legal and business affairs (2 episodes, 2012)
Sanjay Sharma .... production coordinator: UK (2 episodes, 2012)
Carmen Tabanyi .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Marcsi Tóth .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Zsuzsa Váradi .... production coordinator: Hungary (2 episodes, 2012)
Howard Watkins .... title designer (2 episodes, 2012)
Maya White .... development assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Gareth Wilson .... vice president of programme finance (2 episodes, 2012)

Attila Barczay .... videoassist (unknown episodes)
Patricia D'Intino .... cast production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gábor Gajdos .... armourer (unknown episodes)
Ferenc Kondor .... security coordinator (unknown episodes)
János Papp .... health & safety advisor (unknown episodes)
Richard Szabó .... security head (unknown episodes)
 

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33 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
very disappointing - read the book instead!, 30 January 2012
Author: jane_concannon from London, England

I read the book Birdsong (the basis for this series) by Sebastian Faulks many years ago and really enjoyed it, particularly the sections about life in the trenches, which I found very gripping and evocative. Perhaps my memory is playing up, but I seemed to remember that this was the main point of the book, not the romance between Stephen and his french girlfriend, which was the main focus of this disappointing adaptation.

I am amazed how the production team managed to turn such a good book about WW1 into such a dull and plodding romantic drama. The dialogue was stilted, and although I am English and therefore used to the various English dialects, I struggled most of the time to understand what was being said so had to turn the volume up higher than normal. The acting was also poor - involving lots of staring mournfully at each other and simpering. I'm not sure if this was the actors' / director's faults or whether it was such a bad script that there was just no dialogue to work with. I've never watched a drama with so many long silences in it (except maybe the Twilight films); I'm sure this wasn't a feature of the book. I found myself getting very frustrated with the slow pace and kept wanting to reach for the FF button on the remote. I also found the casting of several of the characters very odd - especially the normally excellent Matthew Goode and Eddie Redmayne.

The one redeeming feature of the series was that it looked good.

In summary then, one to avoid and read the book instead.

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