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The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth

Documentary exploring the Pilgrims' journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century. The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 has come to define the founding moment of America, celebrated each year at Thanksgiving. This drama documentary, based on governor William Bradford's extraordinary eye-witness account, reveals the grim truth behind their voyage across the Atlantic.

The Pilgrims' story has come to define the founding moment of America and all it stands for. It is remembered as a pious crusade aimed at founding a Puritan paradise. However, their journey from a harsh, often violent part of England to a colony assured of survival less than ten years later is also one of wealth, cruelty and entrepreneurial genius.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 11 Apr 2018 23:00


Role Contributor
WriterRic Burns
DirectorRic Burns
ExpertNick Bunker
Director of photographyTim Cragg
William Bradford (adult)Roger Rees
William Bradford (child)Josh Webb
William Bradford (teen)Jos Brown
John RobinsonJames Thorne
William BrewsterMatthew Jure
Richard ClyftonHoward Lee
Production CompanyCTVC