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National Treasures Live – HMS Warrior

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

From here:

Wednesday 17 August
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
Ep 2/5

Live from the majestic HMS Warrior in Portsmouth, Dan Snow and Sian Williams continue their series celebrating the best in British history. They experience what life was really like on board a nineteenth century warship, whilst Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace investigates the ingenious recipes that were cooked up during rationing in the Second World War. Plus, Joe Crowley makes a remarkable discovery in a two thousand year old Roman grave.

From here:

Dan Snow and Sian Williams continue to bring history to life – live to the nation’s living rooms. Broadcast from Britain’s most striking historical locations, the series throws open the doors to some of the UK’s most exciting venues, including restorations, digs and heritage sites, giving viewers unique access to events happening across the country.

Tonight, the team is in Portsmouth, on the mighty HMS Warrior. Here, they explore what was, at the time of its launch, the most sophisticated war ship ever built.

In a lively mix of film reports, a team of reporters and the nation’s favourite celebrities reveal some of the country’s most mysterious, surprising and compelling stories. Tonight, Gregg Wallace explores the weird and wonderful recipes people used in the Second World War to work around rationing restrictions.

National Treasures Live is part of BBC Learning’s Hands On History. Details are available at bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory.

Staffordshire Hoard round-up

Friday, August 5th, 2011

National Treasures Live round-up

Friday, August 5th, 2011
  • Filming begins at heritage sites for new BBC show

    Historian Dan Snow has been filming at Housesteads Roman Fort in Northumberland this week in preparation for National Treasures Live, a new programme that will give BBC viewers unique access to some of Britain’s most exciting venues, including restorations, digs and heritage sites.
    […]
    Dan said: “Housesteads Roman Fort is arguably one of the most interesting and picturesque sites along Hadrian’s Wall and as a World Heritage site steeped in Roman history, it made perfect sense for us to include it within the episode dedicated to Romans.

    “We look forward to the show being broadcast and hopefully viewers at home will be able to take away as much from the series as both Michael and myself have and visit Housesteads Roman Fort for themselves.”

  • National Treasures Live on Twitter
  • National Treasures Live page on the BBC website
  • BBC Press Release

National Treasures Live – Dover Castle

Friday, August 5th, 2011

From here:

Wednesday 10 August
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
Ep 1/5

Britain’s fascinating history is all around us. Around the UK there are amazing places to visit and incredible ways to uncover the stories of our shared past. Now historian Dan Snow and BBC presenter Sian Williams are bringing this history to life – live to the nation’s living rooms.

Broadcast from Britain’s most striking historical locations, the series throws open the doors to some of the UK’s most exciting venues, including restorations, digs and heritage sites, giving viewers unique access to events happening across the country

Dover Castle is the setting for the opening programme. King Henry II’s magnificent castle will take centre stage as well as the huge array of secret tunnels cut into the White Cliffs underneath it. These tunnels were where the Dunkirk rescue mission was masterminded from and they housed a fully functioning hospital, barracks and secret telecommunications hub.

Dan and Sian are joined by a team of reporters and, throughout the series, by some of the nation’s favourite celebrities who are on hand to share their passion for history and the way we used to live. In a lively mix of film reports, Sheila Hancock, Lenny Henry, Larry Lamb, Gregg Wallace and Ruby Wax reveal some of the country’s most mysterious, surprising and compelling stories.

National Treasures Live is part of BBC Learning’s Hands On History. Details are available at bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory.

Win tickets to see Dan on National Treasures Live

Friday, August 5th, 2011

English Heritage are offering the opportunity to go down to Dover and check out Dan in action for Wednesday night’s National Treasures Live.

Check it out here.

Tamworth Castle on TV

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

From the Tamworth blog:

The BBC’s ‘History Hunter’, Dan Snow, visited Tamworth Castle in a bid to unlock historical secrets behind the Staffordshire Hoard.

The programme which airs on Sunday July 3 (BBC One, 6pm), will see TV historian Dan Snow travel across the old Kingdom of Mercia, unravelling the secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard – one of Britain’s most significant discoveries.

Dan spent the morning at Tamworth Castle, exploring the significance of the Staffordshire Hoard and the important historic role Tamworth has in the story.

Staffordshire Hoard

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

This programme will air tomorrow (Sunday 3rd July) at 6pm on BBC1 – however it looks like it will only be on BBC One West Midlands. The rest of us will have to catch it on iPlayer!

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 1,500 new clues into the Dark Ages and Dan pieces together the lives of the people living in those long-forgotten kingdoms.

The Staffordshire Hoard shone a dazzling light into the shadowy world of the Dark Age Midlands.

One thousand six hundred years ago the Romans abandoned Britain. A new, mysterious era in British History began – the ‘Dark Ages’.

‘Dark Age’ Midlanders left precious little evidence that they had ever been here at all, until very recently.

New light was shone on the period following an unremarkable request from a man with a metal detector to explore a field in Staffordshire.

Metal detectorist Terry not only struck gold, he made the find of a lifetime.

When the experts arrived the true extent of the hoard started to become clear. This was a find unlike anything they’d seen before.

Suddenly there were over 1,500 new clues into the Midlands’ Dark Age past – pommels from tops of swords, pieces of warrior helmet, strange serpents and mangled crosses.

The hoard was huge, and packed with beautifully crafted artefacts from one of the darkest periods of the Dark Ages. But what did it actually tell us?

Could one lucky find really revolutionize our thinking of Anglo-Saxon England?

And is it so significant that the history of the Dark Age Midlands will now have to be completely re-written?

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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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.