MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,886 this week

David Macaulay: Castle (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Animation | History  -  1983 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The architecture and life of medieval castles are explored while we follow the story of one such English castle in medieval Wales.

Director:

Writers:

(book),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 836 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: David Macaulay: Castle (TV Movie 1983)

David Macaulay: Castle (TV Movie 1983) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of David Macaulay: Castle.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
David Macaulay ...
Himself / Host
Sarah Bullen ...
Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronald Baddiley ...
(voice)
...
(voice)
Ellis Jones ...
(voice)
...
(voice)
Roy Purcell ...
(voice)
Marie Sutherland ...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

Our hosts give a tour through the nature of medieval castles and the people who live in and around them. In illustration, we also see the story of Aberwyvern Castle, an English castle built as part of King Edward I's long term strategy to conquer Wales. We see the design and construction of the castle to establish an impregnable English presence to the Welsh. Once established, the lives of its lord, Kevin le Strange, and the other inhabitants are featured both in peace and when the castle's defensive might is put to the test when Welsh forces lay siege to it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1983 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Badly dated.
19 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When "Castle" debuted in 1983, it must have seemed a lot less dated when I saw it today. The DVD comes off as incredibly dull and poorly animated and could REALLY use a remake, as the information about how they built castles was fascinating but the video segments were just dreadful. In many ways, this looks like a video bad history teachers show their students--and bore the kids half to death! Now don't misunderstand me. First, I adore castles and have visited several dozen and plan on visiting many more. Secondly, I am a retired history teacher and LOVED teaching about castles--and because of that, I know that this film could have been so much better. If you have interesting material, you STILL need to present it in an interesting fashion of you'll lose your audience--and this one lost me.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Neat Movie bnbsommers-1
Discuss David Macaulay: Castle (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?