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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:33 PM   #11

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I find Mr Marr's series to be a bit short on history and long on drama, I don't find him to be a particularly charismatic presenter either.

I'll take Bettany Hughes over Marr any day, even if she does get Mycenaeans and Messenians mixed up!

Hmmm, no 'leer' smilie, probably a good thing really.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #12

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It was rather a race with some very obvious holes. I've seen worse, though.

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Old October 25th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #13

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Hmmm, no 'leer' smilie, probably a good thing really.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 10:16 AM   #14

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Available youtube now.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #15

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Just saw the first episode. Have to agree with those who say it's more entertaining than educational (for us history nuts anyway! ), but I enjoyed it. Certainly better than most of the drivel on TV today. (I also miss the days of Cosmos, Civilisation, The Ascent of Man, and Connections.)

There is, of course, no alternative to covering the history of the human world selectively in a limited amount of time, so as long as what is presented is done well, I'm not going to complain...
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Old November 14th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #16
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Here everyone could watch all the episodes.
I enjoy this serie! A whole view about history, very easy to follow.

BBC programs fan: Andrew Marr's History of the World BBC
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Old November 14th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #17

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A popular and good introduction to World History.
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