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Saxon Hoard: A Golden Discovery

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Dan will be on BBC Two at 8pm tonight. No word on whether this is the same as the programme that was broadcast in the West Midlands last near.

From here:

TV historian Dan Snow travels across the old Kingdom of Mercia unravelling the secrets of one of Britian’s most significant discoveries – the Staffordshire Hoard. The Hoard offers 1500 new clues into the Dark Ages and Dan pieces together the lives of the people living in these long-forgotten kingdoms.

Video clip: Saxon hoard: Staffordshire’s golden discovery

Celebrity Antique Road Trip

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Dan and his dad Peter will be on Celebrity Antique Road Trip tonight at 7pm BBC2 in England and on Sunday on BBC2 at 6pm in Scotland and Wales and at 7pm in Northern Ireland.
Dan and Peter for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

From bbc.co.uk:

Father and son team Dan and Peter Snow go head to head with experts Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson on the hunt to find the best antique deals as they travel through Hampshire and along the south coast ending up at an auction in Billingshurst, Sussex.

Further detail from HistoricDockyard.co.uk:

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and Antiques Storehouse at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard were taken over this summer by father and son team, Peter and Dan Snow, as they recorded an episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. The episode will be screened on BBC Two on Friday 4th November at 7pm.

Each programme will see a different pair of celebrities put their wit and bargaining skills to the test as they set out to find hidden gems along the road and auction them off, hopefully at a profit, at the end of their trip. All money made throughout the series will be donated to Children in Need.

One of Britain’s best known journalists and presenters, Peter Snow, partnered with antique expert Charlie Ross, competed against his son, TV historian/presenter Dan Snow, and expert Charles Hanson as the would-be bargain hunters travelled an antiques trail in classic vintage cars. The teams were each given a starting budget of £400 before starting their engines for the cross-country challenge in which they were tasked to make the biggest profit buying and selling antiques.

Whilst on their trip to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Peter and Charlie couldn’t resist a visit to the National Museum of the Royal Navy where Head of Collections, Matthew Sheldon, showed them a fascinating collection relating to Admiral Lord Nelson.

However, Dan and Charles were hot on their heels and soon caught up with them to find some last minute bargains at the Antiques Storehouse before the big reveal of items collected for auction.

Find out more about Children in Need here.
Photo from AboutMyArea.co.uk

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

Filthy Cities – Industrial New York

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

From here:
Tue 19 Apr 2011 – 21:00 – BBC Two (except N. Ireland (Analogue), Wales (Analogue))
Tue 19 Apr 2011 – 21:00 – BBC HD
Wed 20 Apr 2011 – 00:00 – BBC HD

Dan Snow travels back to a seething Manhattan in the throes of the industrial revolution. Millions fled persecution, poverty and famine in Europe in the 19th century in search of the Promised Land. When they arrived what they found was even worse than what they’d left behind.

New York was a city consumed by filth and corruption, its massive immigrant population crammed together in the slums of Lower Manhattan. Dan succumbs to some of the deadly disease-carrying parasites that thrived in the filthy, overcrowded tenement buildings. He has a go at cooking with some cutting edge 19th century ingredients – clothes dye and floor cleaner – added to disguise reeking fetid meat. And he marvels at some of the incredible feats of engineering that transformed not just the city, but the world.

Some clips:
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Filthy Cities on Tonight!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Don’t forget, the next episode of Filthy Cities is on BBC2 at 9pm tonight!

Another clip from the episode.
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Dan on the BBC TV Blog

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Dan wrote an entry for the BBC TV Blog on his series Filthy Cities:

When the BBC got in touch with me and suggested a series about the history of filth I was suitably nervous.

In Filthy Cities, they wanted a series which explored the idea that we humans create a huge amount of waste that, if left untreated, can destroy us.
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YouTube – One Man, One Street, 6 Tonnes of Muck! – Filthy Cities – Episode 1 – BBC Two

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

YouTube – One Man, One Street, 6 Tonnes of Muck! – Filthy Cities – Episode 1 – BBC Two.

A clip from the last episode.

Little Ships

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

From here:
Broadcasts
Thursday 3rd June 9.30pm BBC2
Saturday 5th June 7.25pm BBC2
Monday 7th June 0.20am BBC1
Thursday 10th June 2.00am BBC1

Dan SnowTo mark the 70th anniversary of the ‘miracle of Dunkirk’, 50 of the surviving little ships which made the original perilous cross-channel voyage are returning to France. Dan Snow tells their extraordinary story: their role in the evacuation and the people who struggled to keep them afloat during those fateful days in 1940, when the future of Europe hung in the balance.

Dan in a truck

Dan Snow filming in a wartime military truck as he retraces the steps of the retreating troops

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Little Ships

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

From the Radio Times:
Thursday 03 June
9:30pm – 10:30pm
BBC2

To mark the 70th anniversary of the ‘miracle of Dunkirk’, 50 of the surviving ‘little ships’ which made the original perilous cross-channel voyage are returning to France. Dan Snow tells their extraordinary story: their role in the evacuation and the people who struggled to keep them afloat during those fateful days in 1940, when the future of Europe hung in the balance.

Please note, even though Dan’s said on twitter that this is at 9pm, other sources say 9.30pm