The second half was fairly heavy viewing, and the programme as a whole felt like it was very personal to MacCulloch, expressing his feelings about Christianity & the Church. Both the big picture horror of Auschwitz (which he visited as part of the programme) and the more personal difficulties he had as gay man coming to terms with being part of a religion that seemed intent on classifying him as evil. The first 5 programmes in the series were more interesting to me - more actual history - but this was the right way to end the series I think. Definitely felt it was all worth watching (and I shall get the book once it's out in paperback).
After a break for pudding we decided to watch something fluffy to counterbalance the more heavyweight programme we'd just watched ;) So we decided on the second episode of Pop Britannia - all about the 60s & early 70s starting with the rise of the Beatles & ending with Glam Rock (the teaser for the following episode being the rise of Punk which seems a good dividing line). Mostly I was watching for the tunes & the old footage of bands, but one theme I did notice from the reminiscing talking heads was that writing your own songs came in with the Beatles to some extent, but then even by the end of the 60s that had passed for most chart acts (pop acts I mean, but also the glam ones) - it was back to songwriters providing the managers with songs for their acts, like it had been in the 50s.