Benjamin Franklin (2002– )

The Making of a Revolutionary 

As Benjamin Franklin makes a brief fifteen year visit to England animosity develops between England and the Colonies. Franklin's efforts to mediate the disputes are costly to his reputation... See full summary »

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Ronald Blumer

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Richard Easton ... Benjamin Franklin
Dylan Baker ... Franklin as a young man
Colm Feore ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Anderson Douglas Anderson ... Himself - University of Georgia
Keith Arbour Keith Arbour ... Himself - Historian
Ralph Archbold Ralph Archbold ... Ben Franklin
Gerry Bamman ... Paul Wentworth
Joseph Becton Joseph Becton ... Himself - Park Ranger, Independence National Historical Park
Matthew Bentley Matthew Bentley ... Benjamin as a child
Michael Bentley Michael Bentley ... Benjamin as a child
Carol Berkin Carol Berkin ... Herself - Baruch College
Blair Brown ... Jane Franklin Mecom
Kathleen Chalfant ... Silence Dogood
Anthony Cochrane Anthony Cochrane ... King George III
John Curless John Curless ... William Strahan
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As Benjamin Franklin makes a brief fifteen year visit to England animosity develops between England and the Colonies. Franklin's efforts to mediate the disputes are costly to his reputation on both continents and to his relationship with his son. His efforts ultimately fail but the final humiliation is in England which turns Franklin into one of the Colonies foremost revolutionaries. Written by David Foss

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20 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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