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Complete History of Britain by Simon Schama

Alternative title
Simon Schama - A History of Britain (Vol 1)
Synopsis
The full 15 parts are available together on DVD with extras including two interviews with Simon Schama plus satellite link with Mark Wilson; three original music pieces from the programme; behind the scenes footage; 1-hour BBC4 lecture by Simon Schama; the series advert/promo; photo gallery; Schama biography.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2000
Year of production
2000
Notes
Broadcast weekly on BBC2 from 30/9/00.
The first 7 parts are also available separately.
Documentation
Book entitled "A History of Britain Vol 1: At the Edge of the World? 3000BC-AD1603" available separately
Subjects
History
Keywords
British Isles; history of Britain

Credits

Director
Tim Kirby
Producer
Clare Beavan
Writer
Simon Schama
Contributor
Martin Davidson
Cast
Simon Schama 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£59.99 (inclusive)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
940 minutes
Year
2002

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.99 (inclusive)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
420 minutes
Year
2002

Sections

Title
Burning Convictions
Synopsis
The story of the reformation from Henry the Eighth’s passion for Anne Boleyn to Bloody Mary’s unsuccessful attempt to return the country to Roman Catholicism
Duration
60 mins

Title
Body of the Queen, The
Synopsis
Examines the long, tangled relationship between Queen Elizabeth and her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots. Elizabeth never married, while Mary married twice and managed to produce an heir. Did the politician Elizabeth or the mother Mary win in the end?
Duration
60 mins

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Shop

Email
bbcshop@bbc.co.uk
Web
http://www.bbcshop.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 9799
Fax
01795 414 555
Address
PO Box 308
Sittingbourne
ME9 8LW
Notes
The BBC Shop closed on March 29th 2016. It was replaced by the BBC Store (www.bbcstore.com) where many BBC programmes can be bought and downloaded in digital format only. The BBC continues to make many of its programmes available on DVD and Blu-Ray but these are now only available from other online retailers.
 

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