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THE FUTURE OF THE PAST AT THE BBC

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This session will see Martin Davidson, the BBC ’s History Commissioning Editor, and Professor Helen Weinstein, Founding Director of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (York), discuss the production, impact and legacy of the BBC ’s landmark series, ‘A History of Britain’. This 15-part documentary series, presented by Simon Schama and broadcast by BBC1 between 2000 and 2002, has been hailed as both cause & symptom of the ‘history boom’ of the early 2000s. Martin Davidson was the Executive Producer of the series, and is now Britain’s most influential TV executive in the field of history productions. Helen Weinstein is currently writing a cultural history of ‘A History of Britain’.

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