The incredible engineering stories behind three iconic ancient buildings: the Colosseum, the Great Pyramid of Giza and Chartres Cathedral. We tell the history of the people who built them: where they came from, how they lived, and how they managed to erect some of the greatest structures ever built by man. Using ground-breaking computer graphics and dramatic construction, this series shows in intimate detail how these buildings were conceived and constructed in an age before modern technology.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ancient Megastructures - Alisdair Simpson - Netflix
Alisdair Simpson is a British actor, voice over artist and narrator. His acting agents are The Narrow Road Company and his voice agents are United Voices. He appeared as Ser Donnel Waynward, the Knight of the Bloody Gate in Series Four of Game of Thrones and between 2014 and 2016 he was Chapman Carter in War Horse at The New London Theatre. He was the voice of Richard in the BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated The Bigger Picture a short animation film directed by Daisy Jacobs. His most recent narration work includes 2 series of The Real Story and Hitler's Circle of Evil for WMR along with Operation Goldrush for the BBC and Wonders of the Moon for BBC Worldwide. He has narrated over 250 documentaries including Pompeii: The Last Day, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Expedition Borneo, Operation Iceberg, Doctors in the Death Zone, The Somme – From Defeat to Victory for the BBC. Other programmes for WMR broadcast on the Yesterday include: Nazi Hunters, Nazi Collaborators, Secret War, Great Crimes and Trials, Black Ops',Ancient Black Ops, Secrets of the Bible, Raiders of the Lost Past & Manhunt. He has a distinctive, masculine voice, making him one of the most popular and recognisable narrators of documentaries on television.
Ancient Megastructures - Narrator - Netflix
Alisdair voiced the Ford Focus “Shadows” campaign 2005 and the Ford Mondeo “Sea Creatures” campaign May 2004. He has voiced audio guides for the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York and various corporate pieces.