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Dan Snow explains the National Trust’s White Cliffs of Dover Appeal

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

More information about the appeal.

Celebrations of the Seas

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Filed under “Latest Dan News”…though it’s more “Other Dan News”, but I don’t have a category for that on the blog 🙂

Dan’s featured in an underwater photo exhibition doing what he does, but underwater!

The exhibition is in aid of the Shipwrecked Mariners Society and more details can be found here.

Dan on Facebook

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

For those of you on Facebook, Dan’s recently created his own page. This can be found here.

Dan and the London riots

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Last week, during the riots in London, Dan caught a looter and sat on him until the police arrived!

Hear more from Dan here and here.

Dan contributes to charity cookbook

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Dan’s contributed a recipe for his quick chilli con carne for a charity cookbook by the Captain James Philippson Trust in support of Help for Heroes. Dan met Capt Philippson while filming in The Falklands in 2005. The book also contains contributions from a number of other celebrities and friends and family of Capt Philippson.

From the Herts Ad:

All proceeds from the cookbook – called Dine in with the famous and friends of the Captain James Philippson Trust – will go to Help for Heroes and features 80 recipes with ideas for starters, main courses and desserts, as well as a couple of cocktails for good measure.

To buy a copy of the cookbook go here.

Newsnight

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Dan will be on Newsnight tonight with a number of other guests where the topic looks to be next week’s AV referendum.

Newsnight will be on BBC2 at 10.30pm

Soldier Challenge

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Dan took part in the Solider Challenge over the weekend. For more information about it check out the British Forces News website.

Exciting Dan News

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I know it’s been fairly quiet on all fronts on the site for the last few months – life’s caught up with me and most of my web-based projects have been sadly neglected – but the latest Dan Snow news is worth breaking radio silence, at least for this one post!

From Wales Online:

Television presenter Dan Snow has married the Duke of Westminster’s daughter, Lady Edwina Grosvenor, in a ceremony in Liverpool.

Lady Edwina, whose father is one of the country’s richest men and owns large parts of central London, met Snow two years ago.

A statement released by the couple said: “Neither of us has ever wanted a big white wedding and we are delighted that we have been free to plan a simple and relaxed wedding exactly as we wished with our families around us.”

The wedding was held at Bishop’s Lodge in Woolton, Liverpool, on Saturday and the ceremony was conducted by Bishop of Liverpool James Jones.

Snow is the son of BBC journalist Peter Snow and has made a series of history shows with his father.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Edit [02/12/10]: Some more info for those of you that are interested.
Brief interview with Dan and Edwina
Short article about the wedding

Norman Walks

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

As part of this summer’s Norman season on BBC2, BBC4 and BBC Learning it looks like Dan will be visiting Norman landmarks around Britain.

From the BBC programme page:

Dan Snow uncovers the ‘forgotten’ Norman Empire. The series follows Dan as he encounters local residents, compelling landscapes and fellow travellers along the way.

From the BBC Press Office:

In Norman Walks, Dan Snow uncovers the “forgotten” Norman Empire – one that has been largely overlooked but which laid the foundation for modern Britain. Each episode takes in prominent Norman landmarks and features a mixture of aerial archive and bespoke filming via helicopter.

Calais Roundup

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

TV historian rescues stranded travellers

The historian and broadcaster, Dan Snow has returned to Dover from Calais, with about 25 stranded travellers he rescued using three motorboats.

His rescue mission used rigid inflatable boats, known as ‘ribs’.

He has crossed the Channel to help those affected by flight restrictions, but he said the French police had ordered him not to return.

Presenter Dan Snow’s bid to rescue tourists halted

TV presenter Dan Snow’s mission to bring back home people stranded in France has been halted by officials.
The historian had filled three rigid inflatable boats with 25 people but was told by officials in Calais that he would not be able to return. Click to continue »