The First Olympics: Athens 1896

The First Olympics: Athens 1896
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 5hr
Genres Drama, Sports, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
David Stiers Actor William Sloane 1 1000001
Hunt Block Actor Robert Garrett 1 1000002
David Caruso Actor James Connolly 1 1000003
Alex Hyde-White Actor Charles Blake 1 1000004
Benedict Taylor Actor Edwin Flack 1 1000005
Edward Wiley Actor John Graham 1 1000006
Nikos Ziagos Actor Spiridon Louis 1 1000007
Honor Blackman Actor Ursula Schumann 1 1000008
Gayle Hunnicutt Actor Mary Sloane 1 1000009
Virginia McKenna Actor Annabel Flack 1 1000010
Bill Travers Actor Harold Flack 1 1000011
Louis Jourdan Actor Baron Pierre de Courbertin 1 1000012
Angela Lansbury Actor Alice Garrett 1 1000013
Keith Edwards Actor Albert Tyler 1 1000014
David King Actor Dean Elliott 1 1000015
Rolf Saxon Actor Coldfelt 1 1000016
Titos Vandis Actor Stavros Louis 1 1000017
William Armstrong Actor William Hoyt 1 1000018
Hutton Cobb Actor Thomas Burke 1 1000019
Jason Connery Actor Thomas Curtis 1 1000020
Matt Frewer Actor Francis Lane 1 1000021
Ian Morton Actor Ellery Clark 1 1000022
Aaron Swartz Actor Herbert Jamison 1 1000023
Betty Valassi Actor Maria Louis 1 1000024
Elvira Poulianou Actor Eleni 1 1000025
David Gilliam Actor Gardner Williams 1 1000026
Terrance Conder Actor Sumner Paine 1 1000027
Peter Merrill Actor John Paine 1 1000028
Nancy Paul Actor Charlotte Patton 1 1000029
Alibe Parsons Actor Myra 1 1000030
Jenifer Landor Actor Kathy Baker 1 1000031
Miles Richardson Actor Hadley 1 1000032
David Healy Actor n/a 1 1000033
Bruce Boa Actor n/a 1 1000034
Sean Caffrey Actor n/a 1 1000035
Alexander Revds Actor n/a 1 1000036
Dimitri Malavetas Actor n/a 1 1000037
Christos Efthimon Actor n/a 1 1000038
Alkis Panagiotios Actor n/a 1 1000039
Michael Yannatos Actor n/a 1 1000040
Ed Bishop Actor n/a 1 1000041
Andy Pantelidou Actor n/a 1 1000042
Robert James Actor n/a 1 1000043
Kevork Malikyan Actor n/a 1 1000044
Jeff Harding Actor n/a 1 1000045
Albert Welling Actor n/a 1 1000046
Paul Maxwell Actor n/a 1 1000047
Robert Addie Actor n/a 1 1000048
Alan Rowe Actor n/a 1 1000049
Brian Coburn Actor n/a 1 1000050
Kate Binchy Actor n/a 1 1000051
Dimitri Andreas Actor n/a 1 1000052
Larry White Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Gary Allison Producer supervising producer 3 3000002
William Hill Producer n/a 3 3000003
William Bast Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Gary Allison Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Gary Allison From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Ray Frift Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000001
Dimitri Dimitiradis Production Supervisor (Greece) 307 5000002
David Middlemas Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Panos Roussos Production Manager (Greece) 305 5000004
David Tringham Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Michael Stevenson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Waldo Roeg Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Andonis Micheleas Assistant Director (Greece) 163 5000008
Peter Carter Location Manager (Greece) 193 5000009
John Sargent Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000010
Doreen Soan Continuity n/a 890 5000011
Paul Beeson Director of Photography (Part 1) 120780 6000001
Ralph Sheldon Director of Photography (Part 2) 120780 6000002
Wally Byatt Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
David Worley Camera Operator n/a 239 6000004
John Grover Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alec Eakins Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Matthew Glen Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Richard James Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Bruce Broughton Music n/a 120781 8000001
Valerie Lesser Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
Michael Stringer Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Terry Parr Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Fred Carter Art Director art direction(United Kingdom) 183 9000003
Melina Violetzi Art Director art direction(Greece) 183 9000004
Esta Charkham Casting Director (United Kingdom) 157 10000001
Meryl O'Loughlin Casting (USA) 179 10000002
Fran Rascom Casting (USA) 179 10000003
John Lucas Advisor historical advisor 120821 12000001
Edward O'Neil Advisor historical advisor 120821 12000002
Olga Lehmann Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Mark Nelson Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Basil Newall Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Freddie Williamson Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Bunty Phillips Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Michael Jeffery Wardrobe wardrobe master 120823 13000006
David Murphy Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000007
Otto Snel Dubbing Mixer n/a 120923 14000001
Alfie Cox Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Peter Lennard Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Brian Marshall Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000004
John Tythe Electrician n/a 450 15000001
Stephen Long Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Reg Richards Construction Manager n/a 120983 21000001
Dick Frift Construction Manager (Greece) 120983 21000002
Rex Hobbs Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Sallie Beechinor Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Synopsis
Lovingly detailed, this dramatization of the first modern Olympic Games, revived in 1896 by a French aristocrat (Louis Jourdan) with the help of a Princeton professor (David Ogden Stiers), followed the fortunes of a ragtag team of amateur American athletes whose Olympic triumphs stunned the sports world. Veteran performers like Angela Lansbury, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers (the husband-and-wife acting team from "Born Free" and other British films) and Honor Blackman were joined by a large cast of relative unknowns, including Alex Hyde-White (Wilfrid's son) and Jason Connery (Sean's son), who made up the Cinderella team and their competitors. This five-hour miniseries was filmed in England and Greece, including the Athens stadium that was the actual site of the 1896 games. Emmy Award nominations went to Stiers as Outstanding Supporting Actor, to composer Bruce Broughton for his score (Part 1), and to the art directors and set decorator.
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