Cuéntame cómo pasó

Cuéntame cómo pasó, also known as Cuéntame, is a Spanish television series which has been broadcast by the Spanish public TV channel TVE1 since 2001. Its original name had to be changed for copyright reasons. The series recounts the experiences of a middle-class family, the Alcántaras, during the last years of the rule of Francisco Franco and the beginning of the Spanish Transition to democracy. Its name comes from a famous song by the Spanish 1960s pop group Fórmula V, titled Tell Me. The producer of the series is Miguel Ángel Bernardeau. The series was created to celebrate the first 25 years since Spain's transition to democracy, and its didactic spirit is clearly evident in some of the episodes. It includes documentary interviews with historical figures of the era, such as people concerned with the assassination of then prime minister Carrero Blanco and the death of Franco. The first episode was broadcast on September 13, 2001. The series begins in April 1968 with the victory in the Eurovision song contest of the singer Massiel. The story reflects changes in Spain beginning in that year. In December 2008, TVE and Ganga Group announced that the series, in its 10th season, had achieved very good audience levels, and would be renewed for up to 3 more seasons, with the storyline moving firmly into the 1980s and the "Movida madrileña".

TitleCuéntame cómo pasó
First Air DateSeptember 13th, 2001
Last Air DateApril 4th, 2019
GenresComedy, Drama, Family
NetworkLa 1
Executive ProducerMiguel Ángel Bernardeau
Number of Seasons20 Seasons
Number of Episodes351 Episodes
Plot Keywordsspain, madrid, dictatorship, family, post civil war, dictatorship aftermath
Imanol Arias
Imanol Arias
Antonio Alcántara Barbadillo
Ricardo Gómez
Ricardo Gómez
Carlos Alcántara Fernández
Ana Duato
Ana Duato
Mercedes Fernández López
Pablo Rivero
Pablo Rivero
Toni Alcántara Fernández
María Galiana
María Galiana
Herminia López Vidal
Lluvia Rojo
Lluvia Rojo
Pilar "Pili" Villuendas
Santiago Crespo
Santiago Crespo
Josete Jiménez
Silvia Espigado
Silvia Espigado
Clara Jiménez
Juan Echanove
Juan Echanove
Miguel Alcántara Barbadillo
Elena Rivera
Elena Rivera
Karina Saavedra
Manolo Cal
Manolo Cal
Ramón Pascual
Paula Gallego
Paula Gallego
María Alcántara Fernández