Friday 11th November 8.00pm
How do you make history come alive on television? What are the challenges of doing history on TV? And how does television help us understand history? Since 1988 Rebecca Dobbs and Michael Wood have been in the forefront of historical, political and cultural documentries. Their personal and professional partnership has created a remarkable catalogue of award-winning programmes, many of which have been seen around the world.
Rebecca was a research psychologist and academic before moving into TV production; Michael a historian and film-maker whose compelling journeys into the past have brought history alive for countless readers and viewers. Michael is also the author of several highly praised books including In Search of the Dark Ages, In Search of the Trojan War, Domesday, and his recent Story of India.
Rebecca has produced most of the hundred or so films Michael has written for TV; they are currently making THE STORY OF THE NATION, due next year for the BBC, and developing A STORY OF CHINA for PBS and the BBC.