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Michael Wood's Story of England

Premier :: 2010-09-22

on BBC Four

Genre :: Documentary
10/10


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Summary

Groundbreaking series in which Michael Wood tells the story of one place throughout the whole of English history. The village is Kibworth in Leicestershire in the heart of England - a place that lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War Two.

Latest Episode

Series 1 - Episode 6 - Victoria to the Present Day
Aired - 28 October 2010

Episode summary:

In this final episode, helped by today's villagers Michael uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village more colourful than even Dickens could have imagined. Recreating their penny concerts of the 1880s, visiting World War I battlefields with the school and recalling the Home Guard, local land girls and the bombing of the village in 1940, the series finally moves into the brave new world of 'homes for heroes' and the villagers come together to leave a reminder of their world for future generations.

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Written by :- JeromeWetzelTV Date added 2012-08-02 00:00:00 View more Michael Wood's Story of England.
A Michael Wood's Story of England reviews item imageNow available on DVD is Michael Wood's Story of England. In this six part tale (which was edited down to four when PBS re-aired it), Wood explores a vast stretch of history by looking at a single village. Digging in the dirt, the townspeople come together to help him unearth secrets dating back hundreds, even thousands, of years. Story of England gets through a lot in six hours. Beginning in Roma...read more
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