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Solving History with Olly Steeds: Season 1: Episode 7 -- Journalist Olly Steeds examines the horrors of prison life at the notorious Devil's Island prison in tropical French Guiana and tests first-hand whether tales of great escapes could be true.


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13 January 2010 (USA) See more »
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 (Series Cast [1])
Olly Steeds ... Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2010)

Series Directed by
Steve Eder (1 episode, 2010)
Rachel Maguire (1 episode, 2010)
Mitchell Tanen (1 episode, 2010)

Bill Gardner (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Rachel Maguire (1 episode, 2010)

Series Produced by
Joshua C. Berkley .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Alex Jouve .... field producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Series Original Music by
Jim DiSpirito (7 episodes, 2010)
Series Cinematography by
Hossam Abdoul-Magd (1 episode, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Joi Shilling (3 episodes, 2010)
Jay Danner-McDonald (2 episodes, 2010)
Dave Kratz (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Casting by
Gretchen Palek (7 episodes, 2010)
Series Art Direction by
Tom Schmidt (1 episode, 2010)
Series Production Management
Mary Bender .... production manager (1 episode, 2010)
Brian Newell .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Richard Miller .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2010)
Series Visual Effects by
Jen Hunter .... cg manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Jon A. Bell .... digital effects (5 episodes, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
Nathen Araiza .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Series Location Management
Gavin Hodge .... location scout (1 episode, 2010)
Series Music Department
Jim DiSpirito .... composer: score / composer: theme music / ... (7 episodes, 2010)
Series Other crew
Katie Nolan .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2010)
Caroline Reardon .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2010)

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Nice presentation but camera work is atrocious, 13 October 2015
Author: jd_consult1 from United States

I tried to watch "Lost City of Gold" but got a headache from the camera work and the edits. It was filmed in that jumpy photo-realistic style made popular with such action movies as "Bourne Identity" which really amounts to nothing more than lazy producing and directing.

Olly Steeds, for his part, does a wonderful and articulate job of telling a story of the City of Gold. But at times, even he falls into the trap of turning the story into some kind of "Ghost Adventures" knock off.

All in all, I found the show unremarkable bordering on migraine inducing.

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