Tut Chan­nel 5, 9pm

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK -

Af­ter Cleopa­tra, he’s prob­a­bly got the best name recog­ni­tion of any an­cient Egyp­tian leader, but how much do we re­ally know about Tu­tankhamun? Well, we might know a bit more af­ter this week­end, as Chan­nel 5 brings us this lav­ish two-part his­tor­i­cal epic over con­sec­u­tive evenings. Avan Jo­gia stars as the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose king­dom is largely con­trolled by his ad­vi­sor Ay (Ben Kings­ley) and dou­bledeal­ing high priest Amun (Alexan­der Sid­dig). How­ever, the teenager is keen to take con­trol of his chaotic em­pire, and starts by sneak­ing out to Thebes.

Avan Jo­gia

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