Long Shadow (2014): S01E02 – Ballots and Bullets

Introduction David Reynolds traces the legacy of the Great War across 100 years and 10 different countries, examining how the war haunted a generation and shaped the peace that followed. Outline David Reynolds examines the intriguing paradox of the Great War – that it was not caused by profound political or ideological divisions, but created… Read More

Long Shadow (2014): S01E01 – Remembering and Understanding

Introduction David Reynolds traces the legacy of the Great War across 100 years and 10 different countries, examining how the war haunted a generation and shaped the peace that followed. Outline Professor David Reynolds shows how the common perception of the Great War as a futile slaughter has been moulded over time. The image of… Read More

Long Shadow Documentary Series Overview (2014)

Introduction David Reynolds traces the legacy of the Great War across 100 years and 10 different countries, examining how the war haunted a generation and shaped the peace that followed. Outline Long Shadow is a three-part television documentary produced by ClearStory and presented by Cambridge University historian David Reynolds. Each episode explores an enduring legacy… Read More

The Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai (2000): Part 02

Introduction “There is no barbed wire, no stockade, no watch towers. They are not necessary. We are on an island in the jungle… Escape is impossible.” Outline When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean’s epic World War II adventure The Bridge… Read More

The Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai (2000): Part 01

Introduction “There is no barbed wire, no stockade, no watch towers. They are not necessary. We are on an island in the jungle… Escape is impossible.” Outline When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean’s epic World War II adventure The Bridge… Read More

Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage (2021)

Introduction Follows the legacy and impact of America’s first Black military pilots and how their contributions to this country inspired the next generation looking for racial equality and civic change. Outline In this one hour special, Robin Roberts explores the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary group of African American pilots – including her… Read More

Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)

Introduction Ballad of the Little Soldier (German: Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten) is a 1984 documentary film directed by Werner Herzog about children soldiers in Nicaragua. Outline The film focuses on a group of Miskito Indians who used children soldiers in their resistance against the Sandinistas. Herzog made and co-directed the film at the request of… Read More

The Last Journey of the Vikings (2020): S01E04 – The Last Battle of the Vikings

Introduction This landmark, high-end drama-doc tells the story of why Vikings chose to leave Denmark. With the help of dramatic re-creations and CGI, leading academics examine their actions and explain how cultural integration and the influence of Christianity allowed them to play a huge part in transforming Europe into what it is today. Original Title:… Read More

The Last Journey of the Vikings (2020): S01E03 – The Good Land

Introduction This landmark, high-end drama-doc tells the story of why Vikings chose to leave Denmark. With the help of dramatic re-creations and CGI, leading academics examine their actions and explain how cultural integration and the influence of Christianity allowed them to play a huge part in transforming Europe into what it is today. Original Title:… Read More