In 58 AD the arrival of a 10,000-strong Roman army changed England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for ever. How did this historic moment effect the achievements of early Britons? What social structures...
An unique one-off collage of famous voices and faces, inter-cut with evocative imagery inspired by the play of the same name. Broadcast to celebrate the centenary year of the birth of the poet Dylan Thomas.
Eddie answers his door one evening to find a friend on the doorstep. Eddie invites him in, but has no idea what the evening has in store for him - MURDER. EDDIE is the tale of a man in the ... See full summary »
Bridget is six months sober and starting to get her life back on track when she becomes the sole witness to a professional hit. She flees to New York, telling no one. In New York, Bridget ... See full summary »
Sarah Michelle Gellar,
I sat through the entire series because I'm British and am interested in learning about the history of my country, and I want to keep an open mind and see it from as many different viewpoints as possible. That said, this series left me wondering who had commissioned it, and with what nefarious objective in mind.
It is well produced, in a technical and visual sense, and the narrator is excellent, but the series has clearly been sensationalised and dumbed down for today's supposedly attention-lacking audience, and interspersed with inane pro-British commentary from a ridiculous choice of wholly irrelevant celebrities.
It is also very selective in choosing to show only a few snippets of the history of Britain over the last 2000 years.
These points I could have forgiven though, if it weren't for the overall feeling of propaganda that the series is imbued with. From the start to the end, it feels like a Hitler Youth type propaganda message about how marvellous and superior the British are, and always have been.
In summary, this series is factually incomplete, ideologically distasteful and overwhelmingly disappointing.
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