Ancient History

Series 3 - Episode 3 Ancient History



A respected Polish-born doctor is prosecuted for his alleged involvement in Nazi war crimes during the Second World War, forcing victims of persecution to relive their harrowing experiences in concentration camps. Kavanagh finds it difficult to remain professionally detached from such an emotive case and discovers that, after 50 years, witness testimony is not always reliable. Legal drama, starring John Thaw, Frederick Treves, Warren Mitchell and Peter Firth.

Cast & Crew

James Kavanagh QC John Thaw
Peter Foxcott QC Oliver Ford Davies
Lizzie Kavanagh Lisa Harrow
Jeremy Aldermarten Nicholas Jones
Helen Ames Arkie Whiteley
Matt Kavanagh Tom Brodie
Dr Alexander Beck Frederick Treves
Avram Rypin Warren Mitchell
Halina Birnbaum Sara Kestelman
Giles Culpepper QC Bill Nighy
Marian Beck Anna Cropper
Charlie Beck Peter Firth
Arnold Westrope Michael Culkin
Lord Probyn Robin Bailey
Lec Shapiro Charles Simon
Colonel John Brennan Don Fellows
Guy Salthouse Peter Sullivan
Karol Somper Jonathan Adams
Yitzak Shapiro Rob Marni
DI Grover Russell Dixon
Detective Toby Hudd Frank Kovacs
Lucy Beck Gillian Bevan
Christine Dodd Rowena Cooper
ID Police Inspector Chris Jenkinson
German archivist Per Von Scheibner
Mr Justice McMinn Edward Jewesbury
Magistrate Sylvester Morand
Clerk of court Nigel Carrington
Charity home attendant Ruth Vaughn
Dave Paul Viragh
Betty Ann Castle
LOT desk attendant Colin Wyatt
Catering girl Katherine Shaw
Catering man Marc Brendan
Director Tristam Powell
Writer Nigel Kneale
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