As entertainment the series are okay. Well known actors, football players, newsmen and others all able to read the script rather well.
But as a documentary is it appalling.. it's subjective, self-tasting and romantic.
As a historical document it is worthless, and as propagandistic patriotic romance it is too obvious to be powerful.
It neglects facts, it seems the purpose is to show the Brits were first and best with everything.
As an example, whereas facts tell us that Gutenberg was the man behind the spreading of the 'idea of printing' all across Europe, it is said here that William Caxton did so..
He DID bring the first press to England more than 3 decades after Gutenberg's Bible had been printed. To compare printing to be AS important as the internet is alright and true, but then to take credit for spreading the printed word, reminds me of Al Gore claiming he "invented" the internet.
The reenactment scenes and 3D effects in the virtual illustrations are immaculate, and all that brings a positive note to this disaster of a show.
Several times the pundits claim, "Britain was the original nation of entrepreneurs, the original nation of inventors" which obviously are not true and very self-tasting.
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