‘Tutankhamun’ scored by Air-Edel composer Christian Henson broadcasts on ITV
“A vigorous drama that keeps the action pumping and its characters big and brightly-coloured” – The Arts Desk, ★★★★ “Handsomely shot, heavy on adventure and romance” – The Telegraph, “Astonishing” – ★★★★ Daily Mail
Last night the first of four episodes of ‘Tutankhamun’ premiered on ITV at 9pm.
Directed by Peter Webber, this 4-part drama is set against the great sweep of ochre sands, looming cliffs and baking heat of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The story unfolds from 1905 when Carter, an eminent British archaeologist who we meet in his early 20s, is fervently leading an expedition. Amidst the chaos scattered across the Valley floor, Carter’s grim determination to find lost antiquities is only too apparent. He has an easy manner with the Egyptian men who work alongside him, but when tempers fray, Carter is hotheaded and puts the dig, and his career, in jeopardy.
Air-Edel’s Christian Henson composed the score for the production, which was conducted by Terry Davies and mixed in Air-Edel Studio 1 by Nick Taylor.