Talk

Advanced search

The BEST Historical Documentary,TV Series or Film.

(14 Posts)
TrollTheRespawnJeremy Wed 28-Sep-16 19:41:15

It's been too quiet over here but I thought that would pique your interests!

Anyone care to share any recommendations?

BlancheBlue Sat 01-Oct-16 20:33:22

The world at war from the 70s is a brilliant documentary. Obviously at the time many people were still alive to talk about their experiences.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_at_War

HillaryFTW Fri 21-Oct-16 20:55:07

I liked the She Wolves series on bbc

MrsWhiteWash Fri 25-Nov-16 11:50:00

The Nazis: A Warning from History

Manumission Fri 25-Nov-16 11:53:36

The People's Century.

Still not available on DVD last time I checked, but I got a second hand VHS box set after a lot of searching.

Manumission Fri 25-Nov-16 11:57:46

It turns out it is on YouTube;

m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuL26fXZ8eTNLLnugg2BTyOZQ7HT-QZk4

MrsWhiteWash Fri 25-Nov-16 12:11:45

If I could have more than one vote

The seven wonders of the Industrial age
and the more recent - Full Steam ahead also stand out.

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 26-Nov-16 11:22:37

Coal house at war

FrostyLeaves Tue 29-Nov-16 20:33:34

In Search of The Dark Ages by Michael Wood has been released on DVD and I loved watching it again. I particularly liked the episode on Athelstan.

antimatter Thu 01-Dec-16 13:19:10

Still available for downloading for free:
A History of the World in 100 Objects:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nrtd2/episodes/downloads

pilatesofthecaribbean Fri 06-Oct-17 09:48:54

Let’s see ... Ken Burns’ series The Civil War, for documentaries. Incredibly moving and almost entirely made of photos from the time and historians talking. For drama, the 1979 French series Richelieu. More true to history than many. Glenda Jackson’s Elizabeth R - took fewer liberties with history (or fashion!) than the more recent things like Cate Blanchett’s films, and GR is the Elizabeth imo. I, Claudius - buggerall to do with actual history (it came from Robert Graves’ novels) but those performances! John Hurt was one hell of a scary piece of work as Caligula.

TressiliansStone Fri 06-Oct-17 09:54:39

I came on to say The World at War, too. Nothing touches it.

Harvestmoonsobig Wed 01-Nov-17 21:37:30

People's Century! Sorted till Christmas. Fab!

Bratsandtwats Tue 28-Nov-17 12:14:16

Another vote for World at War here.

There's also a Civil War one hat is excellent too.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now