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Barbarians Rising (History 2016, Ben Batt, Kirsty Mitchell)



Barbarian's Rising History 2016

Barbarians Rising tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire from the perspective of the barbarian leaders who brought it down; a high-impact, visceral journey into the heart of their rebellions against absolute power. The Roman Empire called them “barbarians” – tribes the Romans viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization, who lived a brutish and violent existence. But they were also some of the fiercest warriors in history – men and women who rose up to resist so that they might live free, or die.

The eight-part/ four-week docu-drama reveals the true story of the 700-year battle to bring down one of the strongest empires the world has ever known, an epic fight for freedom that shaped the world to come. Featuring fully dramatized portrayals of barbarian icons including Hannibal, Spartacus, Arminius, Boudica and Attila, and an eclectic group of experts and contributors to reveal the true history behind the legends.

Ben Batt as Spartacus
Emil Hostina as Attila
Gavin Drea as Alaric
Jefferson Hall as Viriathus
Kirsty Mitchell as Boudica
Nicholas Pinnock as Hannibal
Richard Brake as Geiseric
Steven Waddington as Fritigern
Tom Hopper as Arminius

key behind the scenes crew
Adam Bullmore as Executive Producer
Kristen Burns as Executive Producer
Michael Waterhouse as Producer
Russ McCarroll as Executive Producer
Simon George as Director

show type

broadcast from
6/6/2016 –

network and production companies
History – October Films