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A History of Ancient Britain 

Neil Oliver tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history - the beginnings of our world forged in ice, stone, and bronze.
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Neil Oliver ...  Himself - Presenter 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Alison Sheridan Alison Sheridan ...  Herself - National Museums of Scotland / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2012
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Neil Oliver tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history - the beginnings of our world forged in ice, stone, and bronze.

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UK

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English

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9 February 2011 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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It's all about Mister Oliver
23 October 2011 | by moondog-8See all my reviews

I have never gotten so sick of seeing a producer's face in my life. This isn't about Ancient Britain; it's about Neil Oliver. His face is in almost every shot, his words in almost every soundbite, and very little time is given to the experts who know something on this topic.

It is a producer's love fest to himself. We don't see the historic sites; we see a montage of shots of Neil Oliver walking through the sites. His commentary itself is not illuminating, but instead his observations mainly take the form of reacting to various objects he encounters. For example, when Neolithic arrowheads are shown, rather than something we could take away from the experience, Oliver goes off talking about how to him they are beautiful. Yes, that's all very nice, but there's no way I'm investing several hours trying to learn the history of Britain and coming away knowing that he found a certain ancient object beautiful or an historical site thrilling.

Please, Neil, it's not all about you.


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