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William Marshal documentary

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William Marshal documentary

Post by Madeleine » Tue March 18th, 2014, 7:35 pm

The Marshal is getting his own show! Documentary on next Wednesday, 9.00 on BBC2.
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Post by Lisa » Tue March 18th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Thanks for mentioning that Madeleine, I will have to set a reminder...

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Post by Ash » Tue March 18th, 2014, 10:59 pm

Any chance of it airing in the states?

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Post by EC2 » Thu March 20th, 2014, 9:19 pm

The first five minutes are available on a clip. This was the programme where the researcher picked my brains for over an hour and then backed off when mention of putting my name on the credits was mooted. I've watched the first five minutes which is available for UK viewers. It's interesting but IMO could be a lot better. For starters Hampstead Marshal is not the proven site of Newbury Castle (I've been there and walked the same grounds as Dr. Asbridge), the anvils and hammers scene panders to modern mindset and William was the 4th child of John Marshal, not the second - you'd think they'd get that right at least. I've left a comment. Still, it'll be good for book sale sof The Greatest Knight - which I shall be shamelessly plugging!http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/ctt4g ... am-marshal
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Post by Madeleine » Fri March 21st, 2014, 9:39 am

Wasn't William the second son from John's second marriage? Edited to say I've just read EC's comment to this effect on the RT website.

Just watched the clip and they don't paint a good picture of John, do they?!
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Post by EC2 » Fri March 21st, 2014, 12:13 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Wasn't William the second son from John's second marriage? Edited to say I've just read EC's comment to this effect on the RT website.

Just watched the clip and they don't paint a good picture of John, do they?![/quote]

No, they don't. It's the usual not looking at what's under the surface and getting the right sort of soundbytes for their audience which invariably involves modern mindset and wilfully ignoring the facts in favour of the juicy superficial. Sigh.
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