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09 May 2001 @ 09:07 pm
TV  
I watched the TV last night, which is a rare enough event that I thought it worth mentioning. We watched "A History of Britain by Simon Schama" ... it was the 8th episode (the last 7 were last year) and covered the reign of Charles 1, and therefore the Civil War. The guy who presents it is really cool, and dry and sarcastic. And it's more informative than I remember history at school being, without being overwhelming to the non-historian (like me). A good program :)
 
 
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jaqjaq on May 10th, 2001 12:52 am (UTC)

I enjoyed that too. I found it amusing when they read out some of the letters and they end with things like 'I remain your most dear and affectionate servant' - compared to today's ending emails with 'regards' or 'cheers'.
narenek on May 10th, 2001 02:58 am (UTC)
Bah, I missed it. Is it being repeated later in the week? (the first series was shown twice a week). This section is only 4 programs, with another 3(?) later in the year. Presumably to target the christmass book market.
Margaretpling on May 10th, 2001 03:30 am (UTC)
Dunno if it's repeated, the bbc history website might tell you.
Johnjarel on May 10th, 2001 04:03 am (UTC)
There are five episodes later in the year (16 total, I guess).