Battlefield Detectives Documentary Series Overview (2003-2006)


Introduction

Battlefield Detectives is a forensic documentary television series that aired on the History Channel from 2003 to 2006.

The series explores famous battles focusing on the battlefield itself, and tell its story based on recent scientific research. It uses modern science to examine how the battles were won or lost.

Outline

A scientific documentary that retells some of the world’s most famous and historic battles that have transformed the world as we now see it today.

Book

An accompanying book reflects on seven of the most famous battlefields in history: The Battle of Hastings, The Battle of Agincourt, The Spanish Armada, Waterloo, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Battle of Little Bighorn, and Gallipoli. It uses traditional methods and modern technology to discover what really happened on the day. The results include new and controversial insights into some of the world’s enduring military mysteries. Battlefield Detectives uses evidence uncovered by a team of experts from a wide range of disciplines: archaeologists, forensic scientists, crowd dynamics specialists, metal-detectorists and military experts contribute to a new understanding of these fields of war.

Battlefield Detectives Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
    • Gavin MacFadyen.
  • Director(s):
    • Jeremy Freeston … (2 episodes, 2004-2006).
    • Mark Elliott … (2 episodes, 2004).
    • Chris Malone … (1 episode, 2003).
    • Bob Bentley … (1 episode, 2006).
    • Birgitte Johnson … (1 episode, 2006).
    • James Millar … (1 episode, 2006).
    • David Wright … (unknown episodes).
  • Producer(s):
    • Liz McLeod … executive producer (6 episodes, 2003-2006).
    • David Wason … series producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 2004-2006).
    • Susan Werbe … executive producer: The History Channel / executive producer (5 episodes, 2004-2006).
    • Doug Gordon … supervising producer: The History Channel / supervising producer (4 episodes, 2005-2006).
    • Jeremy Freeston … producer (2 episodes, 2004-2006).
    • Brian Achin … assistant producer (1 episode, 2003).
    • Chris Malone … producer (1 episode, 2003).
    • Georgina Pye … producer (1 episode, 2004).
    • Sarah Cain … assistant producer (1 episode, 2006).
    • Birgitte Johnson … producer (1 episode, 2006).
    • Scott Martin … assistant producer (1 episode, 2006).
    • James Millar … producer (1 episode, 2006).
    • Jo Walker … assistant producer (1 episode, 2006).
    • Keith Farrell … producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • Jeremy Freeston … (writer) (2 episodes, 2004-2006).
    • Birgitte Johnson … (1 episode, 2006).
    • James Millar … (writer) (2 episodes, 2005-2006).
  • Music:
    • Howard Davidson … (2 episodes, 2003-2004).
    • Paul Farrer … (1 episode, 2006).
  • Cinematographer(s):
    • Tim Pollard … (7 episodes, 2003-2006).
    • Ben Hodgson … (unknown episodes).
  • Editor(s):
    • Kim Horton … (4 episodes, 2003-2005).
    • Derek Inglis … (1 episode, 2004).
    • Liza Ryan-Carter … (1 episode, 2006).
    • Daniel Ward … (unknown episodes).
  • Production:
    • Granada Television.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Discovery Channel (2004) (US) (TV).
    • History Channel.
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 04 October 2003 to 27 December 2003.
    • Series 02: 12 November 2004 to 20 December 2004.
    • Series 03: 14 November 2005 to 30 January 2006.
    • Series 04: 05 November 2006 to 19 November 2006.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: UK and US.
  • Language: English.

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