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The Resource Egypt, a BBC/TLC/ZDF/France 2 co-production ; series producer, Paul Bradshaw ; directed by Ferdinand Fairfax, (videorecording DVD)

Egypt, a BBC/TLC/ZDF/France 2 co-production ; series producer, Paul Bradshaw ; directed by Ferdinand Fairfax, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Egypt
Title
Egypt
Statement of responsibility
a BBC/TLC/ZDF/France 2 co-production ; series producer, Paul Bradshaw ; directed by Ferdinand Fairfax
Title variation
Rediscovering a lost world
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Filmed on location, Egypt dramatizes the stories of the intrepid adventurers and explorers who explored Egypt in the 19th and 20th centuries. Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 had reignited interest in the country, as did the publication of the initial volumes of the "Description de l'Égypte" in 1809. The first story tells of the adventures of Howard Carter, who found the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1923 in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. The second features the exploits of Giovanni Battista Belzoni, who excavated the splendid Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel. Finally, the account of the 'Father of Egyptology' Jean-Francois Champollion, the young French genius who--aided by the Rosetta Stone--decoded the hieroglyphs and revealed an ancient and mysterious faith that had been lost to the world for 3,000 years
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Episode 1 & 2: written by Tony Mulholland, Ferdinand Fairfax ; director of photography, Tim Palmer ; film editor, Les Healey ; composer, Stanislas Syrewicz ; music, The Warsaw Radio Orchestra
  • Episode 3 & 4: director of photography, Peter Hannan ; film editor, Les Healey, Ben Giles, Michael Harrowes ; composer, Stanislas Syrewicz ; music, The Warsaw Radio Orchestra ; historical consultants Kenneth Kitchen, Peter A. Clayton
  • Episode 5 & 6: written by Jonathan Rich ; director of photography, Peter Hannan ; film editor, Les Healey, Nick Scullard, Ian Arwas ; composer, Stanislas Syrewicz ; music, The Warsaw Radio Orchestra ; historical consultant, Richard Parkinson
Dewey number
932
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
DT60
LC item number
.E3978 2006
PerformerNote
  • Episodes 1 & 2: Narrator, Andrew Sachs ; Stuart Graham, Julian Wadham, Caroline Langrishe, Alexandra Weaver, Laurence Fox, William Hope, Valentine Pelka
  • Episodes 3 & 4: Narrator, Andrew Sachs ; Matthew Kelly, Lynsey Baxter, Nevan Finegan, Richard Dempsey, Kevork Malikyan, Joseph Beattie, Gyuri Sarossy, Joseph Long, Robert Portal, Fuman Dar
  • Episode 5 & 6: Narrator, Andrew Sachs ; Elliot Cowan, Stuart Bunce, Louis Waymouth, Christopher Good, Patrick Ryecart, David Quilter, Hugh Ross, Tania Emery, Catherine Bailey, Michael Fitzgerald
Runtime
360
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Egypt, a BBC/TLC/ZDF/France 2 co-production ; series producer, Paul Bradshaw ; directed by Ferdinand Fairfax, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as a six episode series on BBC television between October 30 and December 4, 2005
  • Special features: Nile: crocodiles and kings [featurette] (49 min.); Egypt timeline [text feature]; Egypt-Did you know? [text feature]; Trailers (18 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Pharaoh and the showman
  • (58 min.)
  • The
  • Temple of the sands
  • (58 min.)
  • Disc 1
  • The
  • Search for Tutankhamun
  • (59 min.)
  • The
  • Curse of Tutankhamun
  • (59 min.)
  • The
  • Disc 1
  • The
  • mystery of the Rosetta Stone
  • (57 min.)
  • The
  • Secrets of the hieroglyphs
  • (58 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (360 min.)
Isbn
9781419829178
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051251220
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E2512
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm68693779
  • (OCoLC)68693779
  • 979499
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; widescreen format, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Egypt, a BBC/TLC/ZDF/France 2 co-production ; series producer, Paul Bradshaw ; directed by Ferdinand Fairfax, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as a six episode series on BBC television between October 30 and December 4, 2005
  • Special features: Nile: crocodiles and kings [featurette] (49 min.); Egypt timeline [text feature]; Egypt-Did you know? [text feature]; Trailers (18 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Pharaoh and the showman
  • (58 min.)
  • The
  • Temple of the sands
  • (58 min.)
  • Disc 1
  • The
  • Search for Tutankhamun
  • (59 min.)
  • The
  • Curse of Tutankhamun
  • (59 min.)
  • The
  • Disc 1
  • The
  • mystery of the Rosetta Stone
  • (57 min.)
  • The
  • Secrets of the hieroglyphs
  • (58 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (360 min.)
Isbn
9781419829178
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051251220
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E2512
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm68693779
  • (OCoLC)68693779
  • 979499
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo; widescreen format, enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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