6 x 60’ series
Smithsonian Channel, History Canada, UKTV, ZDF, SBS, eOne
Mummies Alive reveals the incredible stories behind the world’s most enigmatic mummies. We reopen six ancient cold cases, spanning five thousand years of human history from Neolithic Europe to the American Wild West. With contributions from leading experts in history, bio-archaeology and forensic science, we search for clues that reveal details about their lives, the times in which they lived and how they died. As each investigation unfolds, the mummies come to life through exquisite animation using the latest in motion capture technology to achieve a hyper-real look and feel. Colour returns to their sunken cheeks, lungs fill with fresh air, and their ancient eyes open to stare into the camera. These mummies lived in astonishing times; history assumed they took their secrets to the grave – but all will be revealed in Mummies Alive.
Narrated by: JASON PRIESTLEY
Directed by: MIKE SLEE, ALEX HEARLE, MICK GROGAN, REBECCA SNOW
Directors of Photography: CHRIS ROMEIKE, MARK CASWELL
Series Producer: STEVE GAMESTER
Executive Producers: JONATHAN DRAKE, MICHAEL KOT, STEVE MAHER, MIKE SLEE, STEVE GAMESTER, PAUL KILBACK
Series Editor: MEL MORPETH
Production Manager: CHRISTINA LEE GRAHAM
Head of Production: SARAH JONES
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