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Tutankhamun 

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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Sunday, October 30, 2016

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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 ...  Lady Carnarvon 3 episodes, 2016
Vere Tindale Vere Tindale ...  Harry Burton 2 episodes, 2016
Nicolas Beaucaire 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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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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Trivia

The title is referring to the Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c. 1332-1323 BC), who died at the age of 18. His tomb was discovered in 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter who was under the employment of Lord Carnarvon. 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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Excellent, compelling and exciting
29 November 2016 | by alice-896-986980See all my reviews

There are a lot of bad reviews for this programme and I feel I have to say something. I actually joined IMDb to post this review. It is a TV dramatisation, not a reenactment. Not every detail will be accurate, because they want to make it accessible to the main stream public who are not experts in the story and who want to be entertained as much as educated. I'm not an expert, just an ordinary member of the public, and perhaps if I was an Egyptologist I would be disappointed by this version of the Howard Carter story, but as an ordinary member of the public, I absolutely love it! It is atmospheric, beautiful, intriguing, and gripping. I love the actors, I love the scenery I love the costumes and of course the storyline. Who wouldn't love a story set in a vibrant and colourful part of the world, at an exciting time period, about a treasure hunt? And it makes me want to find out more and educate myself about the real story, which surely should be the aim of any good drama about a real historical event.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

Arabic | English

Release Date:

16 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tutankhamun See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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16:9 HD
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