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The BEST Historical Documentary,TV Series or Film.

13 replies

TrollTheRespawnJeremy · 28/09/2016 19:41

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

Anyone care to share any recommendations?

OP posts:
BlancheBlue · 01/10/2016 20:33

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.

HillaryFTW · 21/10/2016 20:55

I liked the She Wolves series on bbc

MrsWhiteWash · 25/11/2016 11:50

The Nazis: A Warning from History

Manumission · 25/11/2016 11:53

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 · 25/11/2016 11:57
MrsWhiteWash · 25/11/2016 12:11

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 · 26/11/2016 11:22

Coal house at war

FrostyLeaves · 29/11/2016 20:33

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 · 01/12/2016 13:19

Still available for downloading for free:
A History of the World in 100 Objects:

pilatesofthecaribbean · 06/10/2017 09:48

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 · 06/10/2017 09:54

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

Harvestmoonsobig · 01/11/2017 21:37

People's Century! Sorted till Christmas. Fab!

Bratsandtwats · 28/11/2017 12:14

Another vote for World at War here.

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

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