Review: Wellington, The Iron Duke Unmasked

Drama and documentary are seamlessly blended together in this BBC2 biography of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. The use of actors to bring to life the letters and diaries of the Duke and those who knew him, as well as a varied mix of commentary and narration, provides a rich history of one of the …

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Review: Armada, 12 Days to Save England

Dan Snow’s latest documentary on the defeat of the Spanish Armada had something of the air of Hollywood about it. A clever mix of acting, action, narration, commentary and CGI brought this tense moment of history to life. Indeed, its greatest success on that score was achieved by underlining just how much hung in the …