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Huw Wheldon Lecture 2011 with Bettany Hughes: TV - Modern Father of History

Bettany Hughes uses the 2011 Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture to argue that history on television is thriving and enjoying a new golden age.

Bettany Hughes uses the 2011 Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture to argue that history on television is thriving and enjoying a new golden age. She explores why programme makers should look to the ancients for inspiration, how television can become an active player in the historical process itself and why people are looking to the past to help navigate a complex modern world.

40 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Bettany Hughes
Writer Bettany Hughes
Producer Georgina Leslie
Director Georgina Leslie
Executive Producer Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer Dominic Crossley-Holland

Broadcasts

  • Tue 18 Oct 2011 23:20
  • Wed 19 Oct 2011 00:20