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Post by Rowan » Tue October 2nd, 2012, 11:00 pm

Another History Channel alert! I believe it's set to air on 16 October, a programme about Rome's fourth emperor. I'd be interested in hearing the opinions of what is discussed by those members who are familiar with his reign. Ben Kane? Annis? Others...?

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Post by annis » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 1:12 am

Thanks for the heads-up, Rowan. I'll certainly keep an eye out for it, but we don't usually pick up stuff like this for quite some time after it's first aired. One of the downsides of living Down under :(

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Post by Nefret » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 4:03 am

Oh, cool. I'll be watching that.
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Post by Rowan » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 1:14 pm

Okay I saw the advert again this morning. It's coming on next Tuesday, the 9th. Sorry about that! LOL

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Post by DianeL » Wed October 3rd, 2012, 10:37 pm

Wait a minute. The History Channel is planning to broadcast something that has something to do with ... history? Did I travel through time and it's 1999 again??
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Post by fljustice » Thu October 4th, 2012, 3:39 pm

I've watched a lot of the History Channel's Roman shows and they very widely in quality and accuracy. Many reuse the same footage over and over, others just recut earlier shows and put on a new title and narrator. But, who knows? Maybe this one will be better.
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Post by parthianbow » Fri October 5th, 2012, 9:16 am

This one, AFAIK, is by Adrian Murdoch, who's an historian of some repute. I would therefore expect it to be good. Will keep an eye out for it & if and when I see it, will let you know my thoughts, Rowan.
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