The story of some of the most remembered characters who transformed the world. Produced by the BBC, based in true facts, with the support of modern historians. This documentary tells how Napoleon, Spartacus, Richard Lionhearth, Atila, Shogun and Cortes printed their names in the books of history.
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Rob Brydon ...  Stanislav Fréron 1 episode, 2007
Kevin Eldon ...  Romulus 1 episode, 2008
Anthony Flanagan ...  Spartacus 1 episode, 2008
Brian McCardie ...  Hernan Cortes 1 episode, 2008
Leon Ockenden ...  Earl of Leicester 1 episode, 2008
James Saito ...  Ieyasu Tokugawa 1 episode, 2008
Richard McCabe Richard McCabe ...  Barras 1 episode, 2007
Nadia Boussetta Nadia Boussetta ...  Sparticus's Wife 1 episode, 2008
Hiro Kanagawa ...  Mitsunari Ishida 1 episode, 2008
Harry Lloyd ...  Lucas 1 episode, 2008
Nicholas Shaw ...  Sandoval 1 episode, 2008
Mick Walter Mick Walter ...  Zercon 1 episode, 2008
Tom Burke ...  Napoleon Bonaparte 1 episode, 2007
Louis Ozawa Changchien ...  Hideaki Kobayakawa 1 episode, 2008
Jamie Foreman ...  Slave Trader 1 episode, 2008
Andrew Howard ...  Alvarado 1 episode, 2008
Rory McCann ...  Attila the Hun 1 episode, 2008
Steven Waddington ...  Richard the Lionheart 1 episode, 2008
Laura Greenwood ...  Paoletta 1 episode, 2007
Nicholas Boulton ...  Bleda 1 episode, 2008
Niall Macgregor Niall Macgregor ...  Velasquez 1 episode, 2008
Yuji Okumoto ...  Naomasa Ii 1 episode, 2008
Alice Patten ...  Joan 1 episode, 2008
Mark Wingett ...  Batiatus 1 episode, 2008
Alice Krige ...  Letizia 1 episode, 2007
Johnny Harris ...  Narrator / ... 1 episode, 2008
Hiroshi Katsuno Hiroshi Katsuno ...  Mototada Torii 1 episode, 2008
Allen Leech ...  Edeco 1 episode, 2008
Vineeta Rishi ...  Dona Marina 1 episode, 2008
Stuart Wilson ...  Duke of Burgundy 1 episode, 2008
Alex Lowe Alex Lowe ...  Junot 1 episode, 2007
Eidan Hanzei Eidan Hanzei ...  Hideie Ukita 1 episode, 2008
Michael Maloney ...  Vigilas 1 episode, 2008
David Maybrick ...  Lopez 1 episode, 2008
Donald Sumpter ...  Garnier 1 episode, 2008
Andrew Tiernan ...  Crixus 1 episode, 2008
Kenneth Cranham ...  General Carteaux 1 episode, 2007
Robert Glenister ...  Crassus 1 episode, 2008
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ...  Saladin 1 episode, 2008
Jonny Phillips ...  Theodosius 1 episode, 2008
Koh Takeuchi Koh Takeuchi ...  Hidetada Tokugawa 1 episode, 2008
Ramon Tikaram ...  Montezuma 1 episode, 2008
Gina Bellman ...  Catherine Carteaux 1 episode, 2007
Ian Barritt Ian Barritt ...  Chrysaphius 1 episode, 2008
Silas Carson ...  Al-Adil 1 episode, 2008
Togo Igawa ...  Hideyoshi Toyotomi 1 episode, 2008
T.J. Ramini ...  Cuauhtemoc 1 episode, 2008
Rupert Vansittart ...  Lentulus 1 episode, 2008
Darren Queralt Darren Queralt ...  Denon 1 episode, 2007
Ian Lindsay Ian Lindsay ...  Maximinus 1 episode, 2008
Kohei Mima Kohei Mima ...  Tadayoshi Matsudaira 1 episode, 2008
Alec Newman ...  Villafana 1 episode, 2008
Daragh O'Malley ...  William 1 episode, 2008
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ...  General Doppet 1 episode, 2007
Oliver Cotton ...  Actius 1 episode, 2008
Eugene Nomura ...  Kagekatsu Uesugi 1 episode, 2008
Anthony Higgins ...  General Dugommier 1 episode, 2007
Takahiro Hotta Takahiro Hotta ...  Nobuyasu Matsudaira 1 episode, 2008
Yusuke Tochio Yusuke Tochio ...  Hideyori Toyotomi 1 episode, 2008
Hiroaki Watanabe Hiroaki Watanabe ...  Hidetada's aide 1 episode, 2008
Michihiro Kinoshita Michihiro Kinoshita ...  Ieyasu general 1 episode, 2008
Toshiyuki Sasaki Toshiyuki Sasaki ...  Ieyasu general 1 episode, 2008
Tetsuo Fujisawa Tetsuo Fujisawa ...  Mitsunari's aide 1 episode, 2008
Jirô Shirai Jirô Shirai ...  Mitsunari's aide 1 episode, 2008
Shinobu Sakurai Shinobu Sakurai ...  Young soldier 1 episode, 2008
Yukiharu Yamaguchi Yukiharu Yamaguchi ...  Ukita's aide 1 episode, 2008
Masayuki Ohta Masayuki Ohta ...  Messenger 1 episode, 2008
Nikolay Mutafchiev 1 episode, 2008
Shero Rauf ...  Warrior #1 - One Man Army 1 episode, 2008
Ivan Sashov Ivan Sashov ...  Messenger 1 episode, 2008
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The story of some of the most remembered characters who transformed the world. Produced by the BBC, based in true facts, with the support of modern historians. This documentary tells how Napoleon, Spartacus, Richard Lionhearth, Atila, Shogun and Cortes printed their names in the books of history.

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A surprisingly great series.
23 February 2019 | by c7flat13See all my reviews

I'm a documentary buff. I don't often enjoy reenactments but decided to randomly check this out on Amazon prime video after exhausting many other options. I began watching the Napoleon epsiode with few expectations except maybe an entertaining historical review. It is so much more than that. The production quality is excellent even with a limited budget. The special effects are convincingly real and especially violent. The acting is phenomenal and writing manages to focus the story in a way that emphasizes important historical events in a dramatic package. For a series based on actual events it manages to be compelling. If you are a history geek you will enjoy this purely as entertainment as well. Very well crafted. The writing, acting and direction elevate this series well beyond what you would expect. IMO 'Game of Thrones' quality witout the budget.


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