Neil Oliver’s Rise of the Clans sheds light on 14th century Britain and the story of Robert the Bruce. In the company of actors playing historical figures, Neil shares the bloody tale of Bruce and the Scottish clans who joined this guerrilla war against the English.
Tune in to BBC1 Scotland tonight at 9pm and BBC4 tomorrow, 4th December, at 9pm.
See link here.
“After three seasons of Coast New Zealand, most reasonable TV watchers will surely agree: Neil is the best Oliver…
“Every episode leaves you wanting more. He’s there at the start, to set the tone with his opening monologue, and at the end to bid us cheerio. But in between vast chunks of the show are presented by other people – engaging academics and popular local experts like geologist Hamish Campbell and marine biologist (slash professional stuntwoman) Jacky Geurts.”
“Each episode just about manages to fit a full school day’s syllabus in a broadcast hour. There’s always plenty of geography and history.”
Read the full article here
And you can watch Coast New Zealand on TVNZ on Demand right here.
Coast New Zealand is an epic voyage of discovery along the margins of a country that’s a newcomer on the terrestrial stage; islands that were forged in the furnace of earthly forces, mega earthquakes, marauding glaciers and furious volcanoes.
Tune in on Mon 24th April at 8pm on TVNZOne.
Why these Bronze Age relics make me jump for joy – The Telegraph
The 3000-year-old remains of two roundhouses in Cambridgeshire, which are being called Britain’s Pompeii, prove just how sophisticated early Britons were
The Independent “impassioned and informed”
Daily Mail “There’s nothing fake about Neil’s passion for Celtic history”
The Express “Splendid viewing”
The Times (£) “Most of all the programme was Oliver’s”