Wood Brothers sign with Past Preservers

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Founded by archaeologist Nigel J. Hetherington in 2005, Past Preservers provides professional support to the heritage and media industries. Past Preservers provides historical and archaeological consultancy to the media by providing expert guidance and council throughout the creative process. Past Preservers draws on a global network of expertise to deliver innovative and effective heritage management […]

$US1600 Jama Fund Donation Delivered to Tunisia

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Good news on our fundraiser for the Tunisian village of Jama!  You may remember that we visited Jama during our filming of the last episode of ‘On Hannibal’s Trail’ when we explored where Hannibal fought his last battle.  Thanks to all your efforts we managed to raise US$1600 – thanks very much everyone –  which […]

Hannibal Exhibition in France: ‘Hannibal and the Alps: a Crossing, a Myth’

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Hannibal is back at a temporary exhibition in Grenoble’s Musee Dauphinois that runs until July next year.  Francoise Letoublin, professor of Greek Literature from Grenoble’s Stendhal University alerted us to this Hannibal expose.   The exhibit looks at the myth of Hannibal and his personality through a variety of archaeological, literary and artistic sources.  If  you […]

Episode 5 – Hannibal the Great

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Tonight’s episode of On Hannibal’s Trail deals with a moment in history when the fate of the world hung on a knife edge. In ‘Hannibal the Great’ at 830pm on BBCFour we follow the Carthaginian commander around Italy and re-enact his big victories against the Romans. As we cycle away from the battlefield of Cannae, […]

Episode 4 – Over the Alps

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Probably the most famous part of Hannibal’s invasion march to Italy was his crossing of the Alps. Getting a huge army and herd of war elephants across the mountains in autumn was a phenomenal feat – even though he did lose a substantial portion of his men. In episode 4 of the series tonight (8:30pm, […]

Anniversary: The Battle of Cannae

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August 2nd is the anniversary of the Battle of Cannae, Hannibal’s greatest victory against ancient Rome. It’s one of a handful of ancient battles that still gets frequently mentioned outside military history books. The clash took place on the wide coastal plain near the modern town of Barletta (known for its symetrical Swabian Castle and the […]

Dweeb surfer types

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A very funny review from the Independent:http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/last-nights-tv–on-hannibals-trail-bbc4-who-do-you-think-you-are-bbc1-2030297.html The programme is on the BBC website here too: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00t4kh3/On_Hannibals_Trail_Hitting_the_Road/

Blog of a blog

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This is a blog about a blog I wrote for the BBC TV blog blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tv/2010/07/on-hannibals-trail-cycling-fro.shtml   Blog?   Just in case we hadn’t told you already the first episode of the documentary airs in the UK tonight at 8:30pm on BBC4.  

The Press Reaction…

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  “Tour de Warrior”            The Sunday Times, 18th July    “The story’s a cracker…Part-travelogue, part-history lesson”        Timeout, 15th July   “Well-informed and surprisingly engaging”             The Observer, Sunday 18th July,   ‘Picks of the Day’    “You can feel their pain.”                  The Guardian, Saturday 17th July, ‘Pick of the Day’    “…a jolly and informative ride.”         Daily Mail, […]

BBC Programme page is live

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The BBC have just published a page on their website about the documentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t6skb The first episode is called Hitting the Road and you can view a clip (UK only) from it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t4kh3