The remarkable story of the chance meeting that transformed penniless, ostracised archaeologist Howard Carter into a household name following his discovery of the tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Max Irons ...  Howard Carter 4 episodes, 2016
Jonathan Aris ...  Herbert Winlock 4 episodes, 2016
Sam Neill ...  Lord Carnarvon 4 episodes, 2016
Amy Wren ...  Evelyn 3 episodes, 2016
Leon Clingman ...  Arthur Mace 3 episodes, 2016
Stefan Erasmus Stefan Erasmus ...  Dig Foreman 3 episodes, 2016
Susan Danford Susan Danford ...  Lady Carnarvon 3 episodes, 2016
Vere Tindale ...  Harry Burton 2 episodes, 2016
Nicolas Beaucaire ...  Pierre Lacau 2 episodes, 2016
Martin Hutson ...  Merton 2 episodes, 2016
Alexander Tops Alexander Tops ...  Telegraph Operator 2 episodes, 2016
Waleed Elgadi ...  Selim 2 episodes, 2016
George Jackos George Jackos ...  Hamid 2 episodes, 2016
Adam Neill ...  Arthur Callender 2 episodes, 2016
Nahum Hughes Nahum Hughes ...  Fadil 2 episodes, 2016
Ernest St.Clair ...  Murtaaz 2 episodes, 2016
Catherine Steadman ...  Maggie Lewis 2 episodes, 2016
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Storyline

Young, penniless and ostracized archaeologist, Howard Carter, whose obsession is to find the legendary tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun, in the so-called Valley of the Kings is hired by British aristocrat, Lord Carnarvon, to do just that. However, many things stand in their way - the outbreak of WWI, Arab rebellion against the British rule, Carnavorn's thinning patience and wallet, the noisy press, the new Egyptian laws that abolished their right to a finder's fee, as well as Carnavorn's charming rebellious daughter, Evelyn, who befriends and seduces somewhat naive Carter. Eventually, Carter achieves his greatest dream only to lose everything else.

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The past isn't a game.

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Drama | History | Romance

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Official Sites:

ITV Studios

Country:

UK

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

16 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tutankamón See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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16:9 HD
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The rocks and sand in the Valley of Kings are much lighter coloured than depicted in the series. The difference seen in the show is as a result of colour correction during the editing stage, because flat white backgrounds are visually dull. See more »

Goofs

Carter refers to Lord Carnarvon's daughter as Lady Evelyn Carnarvon. Whilst the title is Carnarvon the family name was Herbert. She was Lady Evelyn Herbert. Carter would have known of this. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Selim: Mr. Carter! Sir! Sir. Mr. Carter. There is a door.
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22 September 2017 | by bethkatediverSee all my reviews

I am actually a relative of Dr Howard Carter as he is my great, great, great uncle. I loved this show and really enjoyed the added excitement of the affair.

A lot of critics say that the affair is annoying and did not happen but really know one knows if it did or did not happen so disregard this as a critic of the show. Also, the fact that the sand or stone is not the right colour is just silly as this would have been extremely hard to replicate and is such as minor detail.

Overall, the show was amazing and captivating to the audience. It really showed the hardships Carter went through and why it was such an brilliant find.


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