Putting History on Television

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Date: , 2024
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Location: Room B - Level 2
Venue: M Shed, BS1 4RN
Price: Free
With: David Parker, Colin Thomas
Series: Bristol Radical History Festival
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Section: Events
Subjects: History (Theory & Practice)
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Wynford Vaughan-Thomas and Gwyn Alf Williams, presenters of the ground-breaking history series The Dragon Has Two Tongues

Producer/directors David Parker and Colin Thomas have both challenged conventional approaches to television history in their productions: David by tapping into home movie archives and by seeking out ‘history from below’ contributors in West Country series like Reel Lives; and Colin by including different historical perspectives within the same programme. Michael Sheen described The Dragon Has Two Tongues, a series on Welsh history which Colin made for Channel 4, as “one of the greatest history programmes ever produced on these shores” (New Statesman, 23 March 2022).


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