TV Programme: Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve, BBC 2

For centuries pilgrimage was one of the greatest adventures on earth, involving epic journeys across the country and around the world. This series sees Simon Reeve retrace the exciting adventures of our ancestors. He learns about the forgotten aspects of pilgrimage, including the vice, thrills and dangers that all awaited travellers. He explores the faith,Continue reading “TV Programme: Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve, BBC 2”

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TV Programme: Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities, BBC Four

Series in which historian Simon Sebag Montefiore traces the sacred history of Istanbul. Known as the ‘city of the world’s desire’, it’s a place that has been the focus of passion for believers of three different faiths – Paganism, Christianity and Islam – and for nearly 3,000 years its streets have been the battleground forContinue reading “TV Programme: Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities, BBC Four”

Television review: Tudor Monastery Farm

Currently airing on BBC Two is Tudor Monastery Farm, a rather gentle, post-reality-era bit of television, continuing the popular franchise of Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm. Although a little guilty of choosing the National Curriculum-friendly “Tudor” label over “Medieval” (admittedly however, Late Middle Ages Farm or Circa Fifteen-Hundred Farm lack a certain marketability), it remainsContinue reading “Television review: Tudor Monastery Farm”