The Seven Ages of Britain

Hands up who’s seen this new programme presented by David Dimbleby?  I watched it on BBC1 last Sunday, second episode tonight.  You can also catch it on the iPlayer…

I really enjoyed it – not so much the speeding through history, and starting with the Romans – which always annoys me intensely.  No, it was Dimbleby’s obvious enthusiasm, and the fact we get to see treasures of Britain which we normally don’t for various reasons.

Tonight, I’m hopeful that there will be a section about Eleanor, as in the preview they have shown my favourite cross at Geddington.  Exciting!

If you’ve seen it, let me know what you think of the programme so far.

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  1. I’m watching the second episode at the moment. The section about the Eleanor cross at Geddington is on right now! :-)

  2. Mark

    Loved it too!!!
    And that crow was just amazing!!
    This is shaping up to be one of the best series about Art I’ve seen

  3. The free Open University booklet that accompanies the series arrived this morning. I’ve had a quick flick through and it looks interesting. Can’t grumble when something’s free!

    • It’s so good, and I’m so glad the Geddington Cross was in it! I’ve ordered the booklet too, but haven’t got it yet – hope I get one. I ordered the History of Scotland one last time, and they ran out :sad:

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