Full Show Summary
Egypt is a BBC television drama serial about various archaeological discoveries taking place in that country's history, with the occasional 'flashback' scene involving actors portraying the ancient Egyptians themselves. The hour-long show 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 by Matthew Kelly. The final two episodes dramatise the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone by Jean-François Champollion, who is played by Elliot Cowan. The music was recorded by the Warsaw Radio Orchestra and is featured on the CD Timeless Histories by Chappell music, produced by Clare Isaacs.
Last Episode, 04 December 2005: Season 1, Episode 6: The Secrets of the HieroglyphsIn the final episode of Egypt, Jean-Francois Champollion has unlocked the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs but, in doing so, faces opposition from the Church and a challenge to his own beliefs.
- Episode Guide
|Date Aired||Egypt Episodes|
|30 October 2005||Season 1, Episode 1: The Search for Tutankhamun|
|06 November 2005||Season 1, Episode 2: The Curse of Tutankhamun|
|13 November 2005||Season 1, Episode 3: The Pharoah and the Showman|
|20 November 2005||Season 1, Episode 4: The Temple of the Sands|
|27 November 2005||Season 1, Episode 5: The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone|
|04 December 2005||Season 1, Episode 6: The Secrets of the Hieroglyphs|
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