Britain AD (2004)
Videos in this documentary
|1||Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain||Play Video|
|2||Britain AD: The Not So Dark Ages||Play Video|
|3||Britain AD: The Invasion That Never Was||Play Video|
A series of three one hour programmes, presented by leading archaeologist and sheep-farmer Francis Pryo, re-examine Britain A.D, the Arthurian myth, the British national character and the mysterious period of British history known as 'The Dark Ages'.
Finding new and previously unexplained evidence Francis Pryor overturns the idea that Britain was crushed under Roman rule, then reverted to a state of anarchy and disorder after the Romans left in 410 AD. Instead of doom and gloom Francis discovers a continuous culture that assimilated influences from as far a field as the Middle East and Constantinople. Francis is confronted by evidence that confounds traditional views of Britain as a powerless bunch or warring barbarian tribes. Nor was there the invasion of bloodthirsty Anglo Saxons, rampaging across the countryside, which our school books have always depicted. With new archaeological evidence Francis discovers a far more interesting and complex story, one that puts the continuing energy of the Ancient Britons at the core.
A Diverse Production Ltd Production
Executive Producer: Roy Ackerman
Series Producer/Director: Timothy Copestake
Presenter: Francis Pryor