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Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
     

Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series

Director: Clare Beavan, Liz Hartford

Cast: Clare Beavan, Ian Bremner, Jamie Muir, Liz Hartford

 
As hosted by historian Simon Schama, this epic-length, 15-part documentary miniseries from the BBC examines the chronology of Great Britain from 3000 BC to 1965. The program's approach involves using famous people, places and events from the United Kingdom as chronological touchstones, as it passes through various decades and centuries; to accomplish these and other

Overview

As hosted by historian Simon Schama, this epic-length, 15-part documentary miniseries from the BBC examines the chronology of Great Britain from 3000 BC to 1965. The program's approach involves using famous people, places and events from the United Kingdom as chronological touchstones, as it passes through various decades and centuries; to accomplish these and other related goals, Schama ventures to multiple continents and tours hundreds of milieux where events actually took place, centuries prior. Significantly, the program makes a point of delving into ultra-specific details from the lives of historical figures that other sources have a tendency to omit or gloss over. Bonus features include: an interview taken from The Rest is History; a promotional message from Simon Schama; a biography of Schama; and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Spanning over 5,000 years of British history, Simon Schama's A History of Britain: The Complete Collection is the most eye-opening documentary ever filmed on this considerable topic. This 20-hour series covers a staggering amount of ground, including the Norman invasion, Roman Britain, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, the American Revolution, and Winston Churchill. Schama has been lauded for focusing more on individual personalities than straightforward historical chronology, and the result is a colorful, viewer-friendly narrative. Although some critics have carped that A History of Britain ignores the trials of the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, it is an essential starting point in understanding the scope of the nation's long, tumultuous past. DVD extras include biographies of key figures in the documentary and a bibliography. The 15 episodes are entitled:
  • Beginnings
  • Conquest!
  • Dynasty
  • Nations
  • King Death
  • Burning Convictions
  • The Body of the Queen
  • The British Wars
  • Revolutions
  • Britannia Incorporated
  • The Wrong Empire
  • Forces of Nature
  • Victoria and Her Sisters
  • Empire of Good Intentions
  • The Two Winstons

  • Product Details

    Release Date:
    08/17/2010
    UPC:
    0883929099092
    Rating:
    NR
    Source:
    Bbc Warner
    Region Code:
    1
    Time:
    14:42:00
    Sales rank:
    19,698

    Special Features

    Simon Schama's promo message; Interview taken from "The Rest Is History"; Television and the trouble with history; Biography of Simon Schama; Tempus Fugit - exclusive behind-the-scenes interview; Original score; Simon Schama's John Donne special

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    Scene Index

    Disc #1 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
    1. Chapter 1 [11:46]
    2. Chapter 2 [6:42]
    3. Chapter 3 [11:58]
    4. Chapter 4 [10:21]
    5. Chapter 5 [11:47]
    6. Chapter 6 [6:24]
    1. Chapter 1 [9:40]
    2. Chapter 2 [11:10]
    3. Chapter 3 [9:57]
    4. Chapter 4 [10:13]
    5. Chapter 5 [8:12]
    6. Chapter 6 [8:34]
    1. Chapter 1 [10:50]
    2. Chapter 2 [8:25]
    3. Chapter 3 [12:48]
    4. Chapter 4 [8:52]
    5. Chapter 5 [9:19]
    6. Chapter 6 [6:33]
    Disc #2 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
    1. Chapter 1 [11:29]
    2. Chapter 2 [10:38]
    3. Chapter 3 [8:25]
    4. Chapter 4 [8:37]
    5. Chapter 5 [10:57]
    6. Chapter 6 [8:52]
    7. Chapter 7 [:00]
    1. Chapter 1 [10:14]
    2. Chapter 2 [11:05]
    3. Chapter 3 [4:10]
    4. Chapter 4 [3:39]
    5. Chapter 5 [11:45]
    6. Chapter 6 [6:33]
    1. Chapter 1 [9:11]
    2. Chapter 2 [10:46]
    3. Chapter 3 [10:01]
    4. Chapter 4 [9:57]
    5. Chapter 5 [11:05]
    6. Chapter 6 [7:47]
    7. Chapter 7 [:00]
    Disc #3 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
    1. Chapter 1 [11:07]
    2. Chapter 2 [11:32]
    3. Chapter 3 [7:33]
    4. Chapter 4 [12:03]
    5. Chapter 5 [9:42]
    6. Chapter 6 [7:15]
    7. Chapter 7 [:00]
    1. Chapter 1 [10:28]
    2. Chapter 2 [9:33]
    3. Chapter 3 [5:52]
    4. Chapter 4 [3:29]
    5. Chapter 5 [9:42]
    6. Chapter 6 [9:53]
    1. Chapter 1 [11:08]
    2. Chapter 2 [9:30]
    3. Chapter 3 [10:04]
    4. Chapter 4 [10:47]
    5. Chapter 5 [8:21]
    6. Chapter 6 [8:45]
    7. Chapter 7 [:00]
    Disc #4 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
    1. Chapter 1 [9:17]
    2. Chapter 2 [9:21]
    3. Chapter 3 [12:14]
    4. Chapter 4 [9:15]
    5. Chapter 5 [12:24]
    6. Chapter 6 [6:12]
    1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
    2. Chapter 2 [12:23]
    3. Chapter 3 [10:46]
    4. Chapter 4 [2:05]
    5. Chapter 5 [4:38]
    6. Chapter 6 [11:10]
    1. Chapter 1 [11:25]
    2. Chapter 2 [7:15]
    3. Chapter 3 [8:45]
    4. Chapter 4 [11:49]
    5. Chapter 5 [9:30]
    6. Chapter 6 [10:36]
    Disc #5 -- Simon Schama: A History of Brtain - The Complete Series
    1. Chapter 1 [9:00]
    2. Chapter 2 [10:13]
    3. Chapter 3 [10:54]
    4. Chapter 4 [7:56]
    5. Chapter 5 [8:37]
    6. Chapter 6 [12:31]
    7. Chapter 7 [:00]
    1. Chapter 1 [9:59]
    2. Chapter 2 [9:26]
    3. Chapter 3 [8:34]
    4. Chapter 4 [10:46]
    5. Chapter 5 [10:56]
    6. Chapter 6 [9:13]
    1. Chapter 1 [9:47]
    2. Chapter 2 [11:39]
    3. Chapter 3 [8:35]
    4. Chapter 4 [10:36]
    5. Chapter 5 [8:43]
    6. Chapter 6 [10:10]

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