A History of Ancient Britain, Series 1
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Neil Oliver tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history - the beginnings of our world forged in ice, stone, and bronze. Tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology, discover how our ancestors emerged from the last ice age; how agriculture really came to Britain; and the tipping points that changed the course of history. Packed with insights and firsts, this ambitious series brings to life the very beginnings of civilization. Centre stage is the land itself, in all its spiritual and cultural glory.
|1||VideoAge of Ice||Neil Oliver travels back to ice age Britain as he begins the epic story of how our land and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history. The ice age saw a struggle for survival in a brutal world of climate change and environmental catastrope.||58:54||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoAge of Ancestors||Neil Oliver continues the story of how today's Britain and its people were forged over thousands of years of ancient history. It's 4,000 BC and the first farmers arrive from Europe, with seismic consequences for the local hunter-gatherers.||59:06||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoAge of Cosmology||Neil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age, including Stonehenge itself. This is a time of elite travellers, who were inventing the very idea of Heaven itself.||58:36||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoAge of Bronze||Neil Oliver reaches the end of his epic tour of our most distant past with the arrival of metals and the social revolution that ushered in a new age of social mobility, international trade, and village life.||58:51||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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An absolutly fascinating account from an enthusiastic presenter who engages and holds you. Great to hear there is evidence the creationists are talking rubbish!
As a student of prehistoric archaeology, I have to say that this is a very good introduction to the subject. Even for people with some prior knowledge of the subject I would still recommend it. The presenter is enthusiastic (and you've got to love his accent), the content is up to date, and the photography and music are absolutely excellent as well. Very good.
This is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. The presenter is clearly channeling Chris Morris here.
Don't watch this if you want to learn about ancient Britain, but if you want a good giggle at some cliché-loaded melodramatic tosh, then go right ahead.