The 101 Who Made the Twentieth Century

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (39)

The 101 Who Made the Twentieth Century is a fascinating historical series produced by Total Content Digital in 2018. The six-part documentary takes a deep dive into the lives of 101 influential figures who shaped the world as we know it today. From world leaders and scientists to artists and entrepreneurs, the show delves into their achievements, struggles, and the impact they made on the world.

The series is narrated by none other than Queen Elizabeth II, who sets the tone for the show with her eloquent and measured delivery. She provides a sense of continuity throughout the series and offers insight into the role that many of these people played in her own life.

Expert analysis is provided by Judith Rowbotham, a renowned historian, and Kendrick Oliver, an award-winning journalist, who provide context and additional information on each of the featured individuals. Their contributions help to paint a detailed picture of each person's life and to understand the broader social and historical factors that influenced their achievements.

The first episode, "The Dreamers," focuses on individuals who had big visions for the future and who worked tirelessly to bring those visions to life. The episode features inspiring stories such as that of Walt Disney, who changed the world of entertainment forever, and Martin Luther King Jr., who fought tirelessly for civil rights and justice for all people.

In the second episode, "The Thinkers," the focus shifts to intellectuals and scientists whose innovative ideas changed the world. Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Stephen Hawking are just a few of the prominent figures featured in this episode.

Episode three, "The Mavericks," introduces viewers to individuals who were unafraid to challenge the status quo and were willing to take risks in pursuit of their goals. The episode features iconic figures such as Steve Jobs and Muhammad Ali, who were both known for their rebellious spirit and their willingness to break down barriers.

The fourth episode, "The Leaders," delves into the lives of some of the most prominent figures in politics, including Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. These leaders had a significant impact on the course of history and shaped the world in many ways.

In episode five, "The Artists," the focus shifts to creatives who worked in a range of different fields, from literature to music, film, and visual arts. The stories of Pablo Picasso, Elvis Presley, and J.K. Rowling are among those featured.

Finally, the last episode, "The Entrepreneurs," celebrates individuals who revolutionized business and industry, such as Henry Ford, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett. These people have made an enormous impact on the global economy and have changed the way in which we live and work.

Overall, The 101 Who Made the Twentieth Century is an engaging and thought-provoking series that brings an impressive group of individuals to life. The series presents each person's story in a compelling and approachable way, and it is sure to leave viewers with a new appreciation for the diverse and remarkable people who have helped shape our world.

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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 1, 2016
What would the world look like without our Top Ten? In making the twentieth century they have indelibly influenced the world we know today. In our final episode we reveal our picks for the most significant people "Who Made the Twentieth Century". The results will surprise many. Some will disagree with the choices, everyone will remain gripped up to the final reveal.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 1, 2016
What would the world look like without our Top Ten? In making the twentieth century they have indelibly influenced the world we know today. In our final episode we reveal our picks for the most significant people "Who Made the Twentieth Century". The results will surprise many. Some will disagree with the choices, everyone will remain gripped up to the final reveal.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 1, 2016
What would the world look like without our Top Ten? In making the twentieth century they have indelibly influenced the world we know today. In our final episode we reveal our picks for the most significant people "Who Made the Twentieth Century". The results will surprise many. Some will disagree with the choices, everyone will remain gripped up to the final reveal.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 1, 2016
What would the world look like without our Top Ten? In making the twentieth century they have indelibly influenced the world we know today. In our final episode we reveal our picks for the most significant people "Who Made the Twentieth Century". The results will surprise many. Some will disagree with the choices, everyone will remain gripped up to the final reveal.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 1, 2016
From a painter who changed the face of modern art to the most recognized figure of WWII, this episode highlights people of such profound influence that they can reasonably be termed "iconic". Whether they're reshaping a nation or reinventing the tools that will forever change the way we live, no one could argue that the Top Twenty are all people who made the twentieth century.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 1, 2016
From a painter who changed the face of modern art to the most recognized figure of WWII, this episode highlights people of such profound influence that they can reasonably be termed "iconic". Whether they're reshaping a nation or reinventing the tools that will forever change the way we live, no one could argue that the Top Twenty are all people who made the twentieth century.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 1, 2016
From a painter who changed the face of modern art to the most recognized figure of WWII, this episode highlights people of such profound influence that they can reasonably be termed "iconic". Whether they're reshaping a nation or reinventing the tools that will forever change the way we live, no one could argue that the Top Twenty are all people who made the twentieth century.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 1, 2016
From a painter who changed the face of modern art to the most recognized figure of WWII, this episode highlights people of such profound influence that they can reasonably be termed "iconic". Whether they're reshaping a nation or reinventing the tools that will forever change the way we live, no one could argue that the Top Twenty are all people who made the twentieth century.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 1, 2016
This episode features major players from war and peace, from east and west. From inventors who have changed the way we live and fight to artists who have given us reasons to do both, we count 35 to 24 and cover some of the most influential and infamous people who made the twentieth century - a long reigning monarch, a murderous dictator and the "father of the Atom Bomb". Quite a mixture!
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 1, 2016
This episode features major players from war and peace, from east and west. From inventors who have changed the way we live and fight to artists who have given us reasons to do both, we count 35 to 24 and cover some of the most influential and infamous people who made the twentieth century - a long reigning monarch, a murderous dictator and the "father of the Atom Bomb". Quite a mixture!
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 1, 2016
This episode features major players from war and peace, from east and west. From inventors who have changed the way we live and fight to artists who have given us reasons to do both, we count 35 to 24 and cover some of the most influential and infamous people who made the twentieth century - a long reigning monarch, a murderous dictator and the "father of the Atom Bomb". Quite a mixture!
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 1, 2016
This episode features major players from war and peace, from east and west. From inventors who have changed the way we live and fight to artists who have given us reasons to do both, we count 35 to 24 and cover some of the most influential and infamous people who made the twentieth century - a long reigning monarch, a murderous dictator and the "father of the Atom Bomb". Quite a mixture!
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 1, 2016
Revolutionaries come in many different forms. All of our subjects have been pioneers and leaders in their fields and have changed everything, from the way we watch films to how we connect and work. For some the word revolutionary might only be a title but for others, such as Castro and Ghandi, it is far more real. This episode features some of the most famous and infamous faces.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 1, 2016
Revolutionaries come in many different forms. All of our subjects have been pioneers and leaders in their fields and have changed everything, from the way we watch films to how we connect and work. For some the word revolutionary might only be a title but for others, such as Castro and Ghandi, it is far more real. This episode features some of the most famous and infamous faces.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 1, 2016
Revolutionaries come in many different forms. All of our subjects have been pioneers and leaders in their fields and have changed everything, from the way we watch films to how we connect and work. For some the word revolutionary might only be a title but for others, such as Castro and Ghandi, it is far more real. This episode features some of the most famous and infamous faces.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 1, 2016
Revolutionaries come in many different forms. All of our subjects have been pioneers and leaders in their fields and have changed everything, from the way we watch films to how we connect and work. For some the word revolutionary might only be a title but for others, such as Castro and Ghandi, it is far more real. This episode features some of the most famous and infamous faces.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 1, 2016
Counting down from 62 to 50 we list scientists, revolutionaries, Generals... and even "the king". But Elvis Presley isn't the only surprise in this episode as he stands shoulder to shoulder with Amelia Earhart, Edwin Hubble and more. This episode touches on some issues which remain vital today and choices that changed the world and the way we live.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 1, 2016
Counting down from 62 to 50 we list scientists, revolutionaries, Generals... and even "the king". But Elvis Presley isn't the only surprise in this episode as he stands shoulder to shoulder with Amelia Earhart, Edwin Hubble and more. This episode touches on some issues which remain vital today and choices that changed the world and the way we live.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 1, 2016
Counting down from 62 to 50 we list scientists, revolutionaries, Generals... and even "the king". But Elvis Presley isn't the only surprise in this episode as he stands shoulder to shoulder with Amelia Earhart, Edwin Hubble and more. This episode touches on some issues which remain vital today and choices that changed the world and the way we live.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 1, 2016
Counting down from 62 to 50 we list scientists, revolutionaries, Generals... and even "the king". But Elvis Presley isn't the only surprise in this episode as he stands shoulder to shoulder with Amelia Earhart, Edwin Hubble and more. This episode touches on some issues which remain vital today and choices that changed the world and the way we live.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 1, 2016
In Episode Three we count down from 75 to 63 and showcase some of the most surprising characters in our showcase. From Josephine Baker, who walked along Paris streets with her pet cheetah, to leaders who have forever changed their countries and our idea of politics. If nothing else this episode shows us that influence can come in many different flavours... some nicer than others.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 1, 2016
In Episode Three we count down from 75 to 63 and showcase some of the most surprising characters in our showcase. From Josephine Baker, who walked along Paris streets with her pet cheetah, to leaders who have forever changed their countries and our idea of politics. If nothing else this episode shows us that influence can come in many different flavours... some nicer than others.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 1, 2016
In Episode Three we count down from 75 to 63 and showcase some of the most surprising characters in our showcase. From Josephine Baker, who walked along Paris streets with her pet cheetah, to leaders who have forever changed their countries and our idea of politics. If nothing else this episode shows us that influence can come in many different flavours... some nicer than others.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 1, 2016
In Episode Three we count down from 75 to 63 and showcase some of the most surprising characters in our showcase. From Josephine Baker, who walked along Paris streets with her pet cheetah, to leaders who have forever changed their countries and our idea of politics. If nothing else this episode shows us that influence can come in many different flavours... some nicer than others.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 1, 2016
From the creators of the world's first superhero to the most successful female pop artist of the twentieth century, this episode is one of the most dynamic and diverse in the series. But it doesn't end at pop icons. Peacemakers, warmongers and athletes all claim a place in the second episode.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 1, 2016
From the creators of the world's first superhero to the most successful female pop artist of the twentieth century, this episode is one of the most dynamic and diverse in the series. But it doesn't end at pop icons. Peacemakers, warmongers and athletes all claim a place in the second episode.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 1, 2016
From the creators of the world's first superhero to the most successful female pop artist of the twentieth century, this episode is one of the most dynamic and diverse in the series. But it doesn't end at pop icons. Peacemakers, warmongers and athletes all claim a place in the second episode.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 1, 2016
From the creators of the world's first superhero to the most successful female pop artist of the twentieth century, this episode is one of the most dynamic and diverse in the series. But it doesn't end at pop icons. Peacemakers, warmongers and athletes all claim a place in the second episode.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 1, 2016
Our first episode proves without a doubt that no one on this list is inconsequential, starting with some of the most infamous faces of the twentieth century and ending with a bang... or a bombshell. Marilyn Monroe features alongside Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and more as we count down from 101 to 89 in what is sure to be a controversial start to the series.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 1, 2016
Our first episode proves without a doubt that no one on this list is inconsequential, starting with some of the most infamous faces of the twentieth century and ending with a bang... or a bombshell. Marilyn Monroe features alongside Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and more as we count down from 101 to 89 in what is sure to be a controversial start to the series.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 1, 2016
Our first episode proves without a doubt that no one on this list is inconsequential, starting with some of the most infamous faces of the twentieth century and ending with a bang... or a bombshell. Marilyn Monroe features alongside Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and more as we count down from 101 to 89 in what is sure to be a controversial start to the series.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 1, 2016
Our first episode proves without a doubt that no one on this list is inconsequential, starting with some of the most infamous faces of the twentieth century and ending with a bang... or a bombshell. Marilyn Monroe features alongside Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and more as we count down from 101 to 89 in what is sure to be a controversial start to the series.
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  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (39)