11 September 2012

Nottinghamshire stories featured in The BBC's The Great British Story

I've only just got around to watching the last few episodes of Michael Wood's splendid series, 'The Great British Story: a People's History' which was broadcast this summer and was delighted to see that Nottinghamshire stories are featured in two episodes:
  • Episode 5, 'Lost Worlds and New Worlds', visits Scrooby and north Nottinghamshire and discusses the importance of the Pilgrim Fathers (according to one local, "America began here in Scrooby", so ponder on that claim!)
  • Episode 6, 'The Age of Revolution', includes a sequence shot in Upton parish church with Professor Martyn Bennett of Nottingham Trent University, which used the entries in the Upton parish constable's accounts to illustrate the impact of the English Civil Wars on village life in the 1640s
Regrettably, these episodes can no longer be viewed on iPlayer. The BBC microsite is here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00vyqz7

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