Egypt

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Egypt is a BBC television docudrama serial portraying events in the history of Egyptology from the 18th through early 20th centuries. It originally aired on Sunday nights at 9 pm on BBC1 in 2005. The first two episodes explored the work of Howard Carter... read more

Egypt is a BBC television docudrama serial portraying events in the history of Egyptology from the 18th through early 20th centuries. It originally aired on Sunday nights at 9 pm on BBC1 in 2005. The first two episodes explored the work of Howard Carter and his archaeological quest in Egypt in the early part of the twentieth century. The next two episodes focused on the eccentric explorer "The Great Belzoni" played here by Matthew Kelly. The final two episodes dramatise the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone by Jean-François Champollion.

Original Release

10/30/2005 on BBC

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Cast

Julian Wadham Lord Carnarvon
Valentine Pelka Pierre Lacau
Laurence Fox Leonard
Alexandra Weaver Evelyn Carnarvon
Stuart Graham Howard Carter
Caroline Langrishe Lady Carnarvon
Lynsey Baxter Sarah Belzoni
Elliot Cowan Champollion
Matthew Kelly Giovanni Belzoni
Andrew Sachs Narrator / Self - Narrator
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Search for Tutankhamun Sunday, 30 October 2005
2 The Curse of Tutankhamun Sunday, 06 November 2005
3 The Pharaoh and the Showman Sunday, 13 November 2005
4 The Temple of the Sands Sunday, 20 November 2005
5 The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone Sunday, 27 November 2005
6 The Secrets of the Hieroglyphs Sunday, 04 December 2005

Directors

Ferdinand Fairfax

Writers

Alexander Emmert, Ferdinand Fairfax, Jonathan Rich, Tony Mulholland

Cast

Julian Wadham Lord Carnarvon
Valentine Pelka Pierre Lacau
Laurence Fox Leonard
Alexandra Weaver Evelyn Carnarvon
Stuart Graham Howard Carter
Caroline Langrishe Lady Carnarvon
Lynsey Baxter Sarah Belzoni
Elliot Cowan Champollion
Matthew Kelly Giovanni Belzoni
Andrew Sachs Narrator / Self - Narrator
Andrew Sachs Self - Narrator / Narrator
Robert Portal Henry Salt
Neji Nejah Ay
Badi Uzzaman Caimakan
Nevan Finegan James Curtin
Stuart Bunce Jacques-Joseph Champollion
Joseph Long Bernardino Drovetti
Yousseff Hagag Hagag Hamet The Reiss
Ali Halifa Carter's Reiss
Michael Fitzgerald Abbot

Producers

Editors

Les Healey, Warren Meneely

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