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Tutankhamun
Series title over a darkenend Egyptian landscape
First episode titlecard
GenreAdventure, drama
Written byGuy Burt
Directed byPeter Webber
Starring
Theme music composerChristian Henson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Production
Producer(s)Simon Lewis
CinematographyDavid Raedeker
Editor(s)David Head
Running time180 mins.
Production company(s)ITV Studios
DistributorITV Studios Global Entertainment
Release
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release16 October (2016-10-16) –
6 November 2016 (2016-11-06)

Tutankhamun is a 2016 adventure-drama miniseries based on the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter, directed by Peter Webber from a screenplay by BAFTA award-winning writer Guy Burt.[1]

Plot[edit]

Archaeologist Howard Carter (Max Irons) stumbles upon evidence of an undiscovered tomb of one of Egypt's forgotten Pharaohs, Tutankhamun. His peers, however, scorn it as being impossible, save for one man: the wealthy Lord Carnarvon (Sam Neill), a born gambler and thrill-seeker, who agrees to fund Carter's digs.

Cast[edit]

Episodes (2016)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
1"Episode 1.1"Peter WebberGuy Burt16 October 2016 (2016-10-16)6.65
2"Episode 1.2"Peter WebberGuy Burt23 October 2016 (2016-10-23)5.65
3"Episode 1.3"Peter WebberGuy Burt30 October 2016 (2016-10-30)5.40
4"Episode 1.4"Peter WebberGuy Burt6 November 2016 (2016-11-06)5.08

Home media[edit]

The series was released by ITV on DVD on 7 November 2016.[2] It was made available on the streaming service Britbox in October 2017.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The Guardian found the series "not 100% historically accurate, ... It’s just a bit of fun." and recommended it for fans of Downton Abbey.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tutankhamun (TV Mini-Series 2016) - Full Cast & Crew". IMBb. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Tutankhamun: DVD & Blu-ray". Amazon. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  3. ^ Wollaston, Sam (2016-10-17). "Tutankhamun review – they could have called it Down-tomb Abbey". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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