The Dictator's Playbook

The Dictator's Playbook (2018)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Creator: Mark Stevenson
  • First Air Date: 2018-06-02
  • Last Air Date: 2018-07-07
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 6
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 54 min.
  • Production Company: Cream Productions
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Networks: PBS
  • Director: Mark Stevenson
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Learn how six dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, shaped the 20th century. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

  • Keywords: dictator, dictatorship
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    The Dictator's Playbook Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2018-06-02
    6 Episodes

    The Dictator's Playbook Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Kim Ii Sung60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Saddam Hussein60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Benito Mussolini60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Manuel Noriega60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Francisco Franco60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Idi Amin60 min
    • Tim Beckmann

      as Narrator
    Directing Mark Stevenson Director
    Writing Robert Eaton Writer
    Writing Greg Beer Writer
    Writing Christopher Blow Writer
    Writing James Ellis Writer
    Writing Denis Seguin Writer
    Production Matt Booi Producer
    Production Patrick Cameron Producer
    Production Michael Rosenfeld Executive Producer
    Production David Brady Executive Producer
    Production Kate Harrison Karman Executive Producer