In Search Of The Dark Ages: Complete Miniseries (DVD)
Follow historian Michael Wood as he gets up close to the Worlds most remarkable historical landscapes from the Dark Ages in this 1981 BBC documentary series.
All eight episodes across two series of Michael Woods popular documentary series that first aired on the BBC from 1979 - 1981, with each episode focusing on a different character from the history of England prior to the Norman Conquest, the period popularly known as the Dark Ages in Britain.
Michael Wood brushes through woodlands and overgrowth, camera man in tow, to get up close and personal to some remarkable historical landscapes. The enthusiasm of this Anglo-Saxon-speaking historian is contagious.
Known for his critically acclaimed work such as The Story of India (2007) and Michael Woods Story of England (2010), this was the screen debut for the history Professor Michael Wood.
With episodes ranging from King Arthur to the terrifyingly named Eric
Bloodaxe, no part of the series was filmed in a studio, as Wood preferred to get up close with the landscapes that shaped the face of history.
What the Press Said:
"The Indiana Jones of TV history. A superb illumination of the Dark Ages , Radio Times
Release Date: 2nd February 2015
Director: Michael Wood
Running Time: 352 min
Cat No: 139253
No Disc: 2
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