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5/6. The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone. The marathon duel between two geniuses to crack Egypt's ancient hieroglyphs. Narrated by Andrew Sachs. Egyptian Journeys with Dan Cruickshank follows on BBC2.
Writer Jonathan Rich ; Producer Paul Bradshaw ; Executive producer Phil Dolling www.bbc.co.uk/history Drama Documentary: Imagining the Truth on BBC4 tomorrow at 9pm asks whether the genre is appropriate for telling factual stories
At the end of the programme, digital viewers can take part in an interactive adventure via the red handset button
RT DIRECT: book Egypt: How a Lost Civilisation Was Rediscovered E16.50 (RRP EI7.99) incl p&p (UK only). Call [number removed]042 (landline max 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Rosetta Stone.
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Unknown: Dan Cruickshank
Unknown: Jonathan Rich
Producer: Paul Bradshaw
Producer: Phil Dolling
Jean-Frangois Champollion: Elliot Cowan
Jacques-Joseph Champollion: Stuart Bunce
JeanLetronne: Louis Waymouth
Thomas Young: Christopher Good
Hudson Gurney: Patrick Ryecart
Sir William Boughton: David Quilter
Silvestre de Sacy: Hugh Ross
Rosine Blanc: Tania Emery
Zoe: Catherine Bailey
General Hely-Hutchinson: Mahmoud Sabit
General Menou: Ikram Zalat

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