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Hannibal (also known as Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare) is a 2006 television film, presented as a dramatised documentary, made by the BBC.[1][2][3][4] It is narrated by Kenneth Cranham.

Written byMatthew Faulk
Mark Skeet
Directed byEdward Bazalgette
StarringAlexander Siddig
Bashar Rahal
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Ailsa Orr
Running time90 min.
Original networkBBC One
Original release14 May 2006
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The film is chiefly centred on the Italian campaign of Hannibal, the famous Carthaginian general during the Second Punic War.



  • Alexander Siddig as Hannibal, supreme commander of the Carthaginian army
  • Emilio Doorgashingh as Maharbal, chief cavalry commander & second-in-command of the Carthaginian army
  • Bashar Rahal as Hasdrubal, Hannibal's younger brother and the commander of the Spanish provinces.
  • Mido Hamada as Mago, Hannibal's youngest brother and the infantry commander.
  • Histro Mitzkov as Gisgo, an officer in Hannibal's army who notably comments on the strength of the Roman army at Cannae. This earns Hannibals comment that, while there are indeed a lot of Romans, none of them are called Gisgo.



  1. ^ "BBC One - Hannibal". BBC. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Hannibal". The Radio Times (4284). 11 May 2006. p. 76. ISSN 0033-8060. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Hannibal". 9 May 2006. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Hannibal (2006) |". Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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