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Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Three men - Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin - emerged from obscurity to forge an entirely new political system. In the space of six months, they turned the largest country on earth into the first Communist state. Was this a triumph of people power or a political coup d'etat that led to blood-soaked totalitarianism? A hundred years later, the Revolution still sparks ferocious debate. This film dramatizes the 245 days that brought these men to supreme power. As the history unfolds, a stellar cast of writers and historians, including Martin Amis, Orlando Figes, Helen Rappaport, Simon Sebag-Montefiore and China Mieville, battle over the meaning of the Russian Revolution and explore how it shaped the world we live in today.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 9 Nov 2017 23:00


Role Contributor
LeninNicholas Asbury
TrotskyMilo Twomey
StalinNicholas Cowell
KerenskyJonny McPherson
Interviewed GuestTariq Ali
Interviewed GuestOrlando Figes
Interviewed GuestBridget Kendall
Interviewed GuestChina Mieville
Interviewed GuestSimon Sebag Montefiore
Interviewed GuestMartin Amis
Interviewed GuestVictor Sebestyen
ComposerJohn Hardy
DirectorRenny Bartlett
EditorGraeme Dawson
Executive ProducerNicholas Kent
Executive ProducerSusan Jones
NarratorJuliet Stevenson
ProducerCharlotte Sacher
Production CompanyOxford Film and Television
Production ManagerFloury Crum
Production ManagerPenny Davis
Director of photographyJames Swift
Focus PullerMitchell Thomas
Sound RecordistDavid Runciman
Camera OperatorSam Hardy
Camera OperatorKelly Beaton
Make-up DesignerJutta Russell
Makeup ArtistSara Fagan
Makeup ArtistMadlen Mierzwiak
Costume designerHeidi Miller
CastingSimon Pereira Hind
Production DesignerErik Rehl
Prop BuyerKitty Walker
Production CoordinatorEmily Rimmer
Assistant ProducerKathryn Ellinger

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