A History of Britain - Episode 01: Beginnings

BBC, Martin Davidson, Janet Lee, Liz Hartford, Simon Schama (presenter)

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Title: A History of Britain - Episode 01: Beginnings
Producer: BBC, Martin Davidson, Janet Lee, Liz Hartford, Simon Schama (presenter)
Category: History, A History of Britain
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Added: Aug 3rd 2010
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A History of Britain is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 30 September 2000.

A study of the history of the British Isles, each of the 15 episodes allows Schama to examine a particular period and tell of its events in his own style. All the programmes are of 59 minutes' duration and were broadcast over three series, ending 18 June 2002.

1. "Beginnings"  Covering the period 3100 BC – 1000 AD. Simon Schama starts his story in the stone age village of Skara Brae, Orkney. Over the next four thousand years Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Danes, and Christian missionaries arrive, fight, settle and leave their mark on what will become the nations of Britain.

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