In 1917 the political world was changed forever. A small demonstration about bread grew into a revolution that ushered in an era of communism that would last for over seventy years. It would even bring the world to the very brink of nuclear war.

 

Russian Revolution in Colour uses dramatic reconstructions and colourised archive to tell a gripping story of hope, war, corruption, and betrayal. Filmed mostly in St Petersburg and Siberia, the programmes focus on a group of radical sailors who were both heroes of the revolution and later a direct threat to it’s leader, Lenin.

An international 2-hour dramatised history for
Five / Discovery / CBC / NDR and others
with IWC Media

Narrator PETER GUINNESS

Camera JERRY KELLY

YURI YERMOLIN

Sound DMITRI KONYUSHENKO

DOUGLAS KERR

Music SHERIDAN TONGUE

Art Directors VERA ZELINSKAYA

JASON ORR

Editor GARY SCOTT

Executive Producers

EDWINA COOPER (DNE)

ALEX SUTHERLAND (Five)

ALAN CLEMENTS (IWC)

Written, produced and directed by 

IAN LILLEY

Russian Revolution

in Colour

Short-listed for Grierson Documentary Award (2005)

Revolution

Russian

“…balanced and comprehensive…”. Telegraph


“…the programme makers have constructed an expertly crafted dramatic narrative… …This sturdy new retelling of the Russian revolution combines colourised contemporary film with modern reconstructions, to bring the cataclysmic events of 1917 to vivid life.”   Sunday Times

Producer | director

Drama documentary | history

Ep. 1 - Freedom and Hope - First TX 22nd March 2005

Ep. 2 - Fear and Paranoia - First TX 29th March 2005

© 2015 Ian Lilley