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Old August 19th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #1
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On Hannibal's Trail BBCFour


Hello!

At risk of boring some bloggers from the 'War and Military History' section of Historum with a repeat announcement, I was wondering if anyone in this section has had a chance to see On Hannibal's Trail on BBCFour?

The last episode is due to air this coming Monday and you can still watch the others in the BBC i-player. It is a mixture of history and travel as we follow the path of Hannibal from Spain to Tunisia on bicycles and discuss the history, meet experts and recreate the battles (just the three of us!)

What do you think of it?

All feedback welcome!

kind regards
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Old August 19th, 2010, 08:50 AM   #2

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Is this broadcast in the US also, perhaps on BBC America?
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I've watched the first episode on BBCIplayer, looks like tough work! I enjoyed it so far - it is my favorite historical topic, I'm glad you find it interesting enough to document!
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Old August 20th, 2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Thanks Mark!

I suppose we were inspired by 'the story of the most memorable war in history.' (Livy) !

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Old August 20th, 2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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Is this broadcast in the US also, perhaps on BBC America?
Unfortunately you'll have to hold your horses Bucephalus! Not yet broadcasting in the US but hopefully if it does okay in the UK it will get there on BBC America.
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Unfortunately you'll have to hold your horses Bucephalus! Not yet broadcasting in the US but hopefully if it does okay in the UK it will get there on BBC America.
Well, best of luck to you and the show!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 04:17 AM   #7
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I watched the first episode, and a bit of the 2nd and 3rd........for some reason those 3 brothers really pissed me off.

Interesting idea though
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I watched the first episode, and a bit of the 2nd and 3rd........for some reason those 3 brothers really pissed me off.

Interesting idea though
On the grounds that the OP is written by one of those brothers, I suggest you elaborate on why you were disatisfied with the series presenters. Otherwise you're just being rude.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 04:48 AM   #9
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Ok i admit, that was a very rude thing to say, and apologise for that.

I should have give some reasons for my (ill conceived) post.

Generally I liked the idea of cycling across the route he took, to show just how crazy his idea of invading Rome by land was.

But, it seemed (at times) to focus more on travel than the history, which to some extent watered down the program. Occasionally it felt a bit of a ‘beginners guide to Hannibal, and the countries he visited on his expedition’, more of an explorer than a general.

Admittedly I only sore the first episode and bits of the others, so my opinion is NOT based on the series as a whole. Its on my I-Player list to view some more, as Hannibal is one (if not the) most interesting historical figures.

Lastly, the OP did seem a bit of a PR exercise. There wasn’t really a discussion about Hannibal put forward, just advertising the program. I don’t have a problem as such with this, as it’s the point of this part of the forum. But coming from the presenter itself (or possibly the BBC/production company PR dept.) I just doesn’t really sit right.

Again, i shouldnt have posted what I did, it seems far too harsh. And reading it back again it was a rash and ill conceived post.

All the best, to the 3 brothers and fans of Hannibal.
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