Friday, 11 March 2016


[Spoiler-Free "mini review"] 1808. Napoleon is about to spend Christmas at the convent of Santa Clara in Tordesillas. Salvador Marti must send there a team to save Rodolfo Suárez, an ancestor of Adolfo Suárez (the father of Spain's democratic transition) from an execution by the Emperor's troops.

Rodolfo and two other men are accused of espionage and the abbess of Santa Clara died before pleading their case before Napoleon. Salvador Marti needs someone who has the "profile" of the abbess so he chooses Angustias, his secretary, to go with Amelia and Pacino. Alonso has a couple of days off to adjust to his new situation with a little help of Ernesto. Irene understands that Salvador has a way to contact Julián. The scheming Susanna Torres manages to push her agenda one step ahead, at the expenses of the boss of the Ministerio.

Pacino must pass as a priest and gets too much attention from Marshal Ney. Angustias can't sing and her mastery of the French language is not quite what's in her resume. A very funny "lighter" episode including a short reappearance of Rodolfo Sancho as Julián Martínez (come on, the intro spoils it anyway...) Julian is absent of most of the second series due to the commitments of the very busy Rodolfo Sancho on the Antena 3 crime drama Mar de Plastico.

Also starring Aura Garrido (Amelia Folch), Nacho Fresneda (Alonso de Entrerríos), Cayetana Guillén Cuervo (Irene Larra), Juan Gea (Ernesto Jiménez), Francesca Piñón (Angustias Vázquez). With Jaime Blanch (Salvador Martí) and Hugo Silva (Pacino). Guest starring Fernando Cayo (Napoleon), Ismael Martínez (Rodolfo Suárez), Jordi Martínez (Marshal Ney), Mar Saura (Susanna Torres), etc.

Created by Pablo Olivares & Javier Olivares (Victor Ros, Isabel). Produced by Cliffhanger TV, Onza Entertainment and RTVE. María Roy & Maite L. Pisonero (TVE), José María Irisarri & Gonzalo Sagardía (Onza Entertainment) and Javier Olivares (Cliffhanger TV) exec produce. Anaïs Schaff and Abigail Schaff are the content coordinators for Cliffhanger TV. Music composed by Dario González Valderrama. El Ministerio del Tiempo is distributed by Onza Distribution.

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