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The Dovekeepers 

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Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.
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Series cast summary:
Maia Laura Attard Maia Laura Attard ...  Young Yael 2 episodes, 2015
André Agius André Agius ...  Adir 2 episodes, 2015
Jonas Armstrong ...  Yoav 2 episodes, 2015
Diego Boneta ...  Amram 2 episodes, 2015
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Yael 2 episodes, 2015
Manuel Cauchi ...  Joseph Bar Elhanan 2 episodes, 2015
Andrei Claude ...  Sa'Adollos 2 episodes, 2015
Cote de Pablo ...  Shirah 2 episodes, 2015
Mido Hamada ...  Eleazar Ben Ya'ir 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Hazeldine ...  Flavius 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Hillsden ...  Roman soldier 2 episodes, 2015
Diarmaid Murtagh ...  The Slave / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Neill ...  Josephus 2 episodes, 2015
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Offered Channa (2015) 2 episodes, 2015
Jovan Pisani Jovan Pisani ...  Amrams' Double 2 episodes, 2015
Kathryn Prescott ...  Aziza 2 episodes, 2015
Zébulon Simoneau Zébulon Simoneau ...  Uri 2 episodes, 2015
Kenneth Spiteri ...  Claudius 2 episodes, 2015
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ...  Ben's friend 2 episodes, 2015
Aimée Vassallo Aimée Vassallo ...  Young Aziza 2 episodes, 2015


Based in Alice Hoffman's historical novel about the Siege of Masada, the miniseries focuses on four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

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Release Date:

31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Dovekeepers See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Ricasoli, Kalkara, Malta

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LightWorkers Media See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Not worthy of the effort to produce it
3 April 2015 | by glennabelloSee all my reviews

I tuned into "The Dovekeepers" to see a historically accurate depiction of the Siege of Masada. What it turned out to be was one of the most insipid and juvenile presentations on TV this year. Not only was the acting superficial and the screen writing not worthy of even a bad high school play, but the story of this clinker was largely fantasy and left the viewer with a migraine.

Cote de Pablo continues to sound like Ziva David (from NCIS) and I fully expected (actually hoped) that DiNozzo and Gibbs would helicopter in and rescue her from any further self-humiliation and torture of the audience. The only possible device that was added to grab a few viewers might be the steamy scenes in the local bath, but even those had little context as to the Siege of Masada, which should have been the actual historical event as written by Flavius Josephus from commentaries of Roman commanders present during the conflict. Instead, the writers choose to focus their attention on a novel (i.e., fictional account) of two women confirming Josephus' account. This miniseries was more applicable to a soap opera than good theater.

"The Dovekeepers" is just one more example of why good, thought-provoking TV should be left to the BBC.

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