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While the show ended its regular run in , the Christmas special has continued on. Along with his secret team of government agents, he protects the Earth from all sorts of intergalactic species—who always seem to make their way to the town of Cardiff, Wales. Life on Mars Creators: Detective Sam Tyler John Simm is a Manchester police officer in who wakes up to find himself in after getting hit by a car.
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Irving Allen , Andrew Donally Format: English, Spanish, French, Japanese Region: More about DVD formats Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A Man for All Seasons: The Lion in Winter. Zulu Dawn [DVD] . Product description Richard Harris and Sir Alec Guinness star in this sweeping, handsomely-mounted epic drama recounting the battle which raged between the monarchy and a commoner over the very soul of Great Britain.
In17th-century England, ambitious country gentleman Oliver Cromwell Harris dared to challenge the political oppression and corruption which besieged his nation. One man will become absolute ruler; the other will be executed.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Cromwell has King Charles's head chopped off because Charles dissolved Parliament and ruled England without. Cromwell's first act on coming into power is to dissolve Parliament and rule England without. I have often wondered how often during his half-decade as Lord Protector Ollie lay awake in bed thinking along these lines: It was heralded as so totally historically accurate that one scene had to be re-shot because one of Cromwell's famous warts fell off the first time.
The souvenir booklet featured a specially-written article by a respected historian on the battles. I fear that all this ultimately did it less than no service.
In , I was utterly steeped in that period of English history, and almost fell out of my seat laughing at the inaccuracies. It should have been heralded as "based on, rather loosely," rather than "depicting with absolute historical fidelity.
What is Cromwell's name doing on that infamous list of five members whom the king comes in person to arrest? Worry about accuracy with Cromwell's warts and not about accuracy as to his never actually having been on that list?
Now that both the film and myself are nearly half a century older, and my interest in the Martyr King and his world reawakened, I watch "Cromwell" again with appreciation for what it is, rather than what it was falsely advertised to be.
Yes, Mancester belongs in the House of Lords: No, Cromwell's name was not one of the five: And while they give Cromwell a famous short pre-battle prayer that was in fact prayed by a Royalist, at least it is authentic to the English Civil War. In short, provided you no more expect a history lesson than you can get from one of Shakespeare's "historical" plays, you may find this worth watching.
And where it does look researched, as with the scenes of the king's execution, it looks both convincing and visually luxurious. I have long been a fan of England's Charles I, who tried so hard to be at once a good man and a good king, failing rather notoriously in the "king" part, but quite possibly succeeding pretty well in the "man" part.
And as king, Charles certainly appears to play falsely. But I could not see that Cromwell as depicted here really does much better in that department, seeming as he does to shape his strict sense of personal and public honor very much to his own interpretations and impressions of the immediate moment -- though no doubt he considers this as struggling with his conscience and his God.
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