Thursday, 3 March 2016


[Spoiler-Free "mini review"] The Ministry of Time has a big problem: Spain has lost Don Quixote! Pacino (Hugo Silva), Amelia (Aura Garrido) and Alonso (Nacho Fresneda) try to save Cervantes' masterwork with the assistance of Gil Pérez (Miguel Rellán), while the author is eager to fulfil his ambition as a playwright.

The impressive Jimmy Shaw returns as Paul Walcott, the American time traveller who first appeared last year to threaten another Spanish national treasure (Guernica). Miguel de Cervantes is performed by Pere Ponce in this wonderful Tiempo de hidalgos (aired on Monday) which includes a charming and elegant tribute to Vincent and the Doctor, the tenth episode of the fifth series of 2005's Doctor Who. There are shades of The Shakespeare Code too.

Victor Clavijo is back as Lope de Vega and the legendary Manuel de Blas also appears in this episode packed with talent. We have not finished yet with Lola Mendieta (Natalia Millán), the adversaries of the Ministry travel Star Trek-style and does the Darrow Ltd Co. really plan to "build a better future"?

Also starring Cayetana Guillén Cuervo (Irene Larra), Juan Gea (Ernesto Jiménez), Francesca Piñón (Angustias Vázquez) and Jaime Blanch (Salvador Martí). Created by Pablo Olivares & Javier Olivares (Victor Ros, Isabel) and directed by Marc Vigil. 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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