BBC2: How We Won the War

There's a series currently in planning for BBC2, to be presented by Jules Hudson, for Autumn 2012, a travelogue across the UK uncovering civilian stories of the Second World War. Having come across 'The Art of War' at the National Archives (which they hadn't realised was written by me), and then I guess coming across my website, I have just been in talks with them about being an expert for an episode on government propaganda…

Downton Abbey: House Popular?

A really interesting story in Times Higher Education recently as to the popularity of Downton Abbey - and how the house itself - the ultimate British status symbol - has contributed to its popularity. The success of Downton Abbey is a tribute not just to Julian Fellowes' ability as a dramatist, but to the enduring popularity of his subject: the country house. Highclere Castle, playing Downton Abbey, is the real star of the show. The British are in love…
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