Tutankhamun (miniseries)

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Series title over a darkenend Egyptian landscape
First episode titlecard
Genre Adventure, drama
Written by Guy Burt
Directed by Peter Webber
Theme music composer Christian Henson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Producer(s) Simon Lewis
Cinematography David Raedeker
Editor(s) David Head
Running time 180 mins.
Production company(s) ITV Studios
Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Original network ITV
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 16 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]


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.


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]


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]


  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. "Tutankhamun review – they could have called it Down-tomb Abbey". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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