Spotted a couple of TV programmes shown on BBC4 this week which may be of interest to people.
The first is King Alfred and the Anglo-Saxons, the first of a three part series by historian Michael Wood on the story of King Alfred the Great, his children and grandson. You can find it on BBC I-Player
The second program, funnily enough immediately after the previous one, is a repeat of Peter & Dan Snow’s 20th Century Battlefields series. This one is on Stalingrad. OK, these programs are ‘history for the masses’ and may not appeal to everyone (am I the only one bothered that they do not use the correct infantry and tanks in their computer simulated maps?) but it’s got some interesting bits and pieces in it. Again, this is available on BBC I-Player. However, those so inclined may also be able to find this episode on a popular video-sharing website
Sorry, but BBC I-Player is only available to UK residents…