James Delingpole James Delingpole

Living history

Despite the CGI being a bit rubbish and the 'groundbreaking research' being fudged, James Delingpole enjoyed this epic new history documentary

It has been a while since the BBC really pushed the boat out on the epic history documentary front. Perhaps to make amends it is treating us to possibly the most historian-studded, blue-screen-special-effects-enhanced, rare-documentastic, no-hyperbole-knowingly-under-employed series ever shown on television. Armada: 12 Days to Save England (Sundays, BBC2).

Having clearly spent a lot of money here, the BBC is taking no chances with its demographic spread.

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