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Broadcasting

Presenter

Historical Consultant

  • ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Lost Guns’, Timewatch, BBC2, March 2009
  • ‘Zulu: The True Story’, Timewatch, BBC2, October 2003
  • ‘A Very British Mutiny’, Timewatch, BBC2, 4 December 1999
  • ‘The Desert Rats’, ITV1, 14 November 1999

Talking Head

  • Abandoned Engineering (series), Yesterday Channel, from 7 March 2017
  • Hitler: The Rise and Fall (6 x 1 hour), More4, from 2 October 2016
  • Saving the Forgotten Jews, BBC1, 13 December 2015 Click here to watch
  • Blood & Gold: The Making of Spain with Simon Sebag-Montefiore, BBC4, 8 December 2015 Click here to watch
  • BBC Breakfast (with former hostage Olivier Cojot-Goldberg), 25 June 2015
  • Sean Bean’s Waterloo (2 x 1 hour), History Channel, June 2015 Click here to watch Episode 1  Click here to watch Episode 2
  • Wellington: The Iron Duke Unmasked, BBC2, 10 May 2015
  • The Birth of Empire (2 x 1hour), BBC2, 30 April & 7 May 2014
  • Channel 5 News, 5 June 2014 Click here to watch clip
  • The First Great Escape, Channel 5, 23 March 2014
  • The Genius of Invention, BBC2, 24 January 2013
  • Queen Victoria’s Children, BBC2, 3 January 2013
  • The British (7 x 1hour), Sky Atlantic, September/October 2012
  • ‘The Golden Throne’, Masterpieces of the East, BBC4, 21 February 2008
  • Masters and Commanders, BBC4 and BBC2, December 2006
  • Britain’s Greatest Monarch, Five, 13 June 2005
  • Ten Days to Victory, National Geographic Channel, 8 May 2005
  • Searching for Victoria, BBC1, May 2004
  • ‘The Secrets of Enzo Ferrari’, Timewatch, BBC2, 23 January 2004
  • ‘Zulu: The True Story’, Timewatch, BBC2, October 2003
  • Scotland’s Empire, BBC Scotland, March 2003
  • ‘Magic of War’, Secret History, Channel Four, 2 July 2002
  • ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’, Secret History, Channel Four, 4 June 2002
  • ‘A Very British Mutiny’, Timewatch, BBC2, 4 December 1999

On-screen Expert

  • Armada: 12 Days to Save England (3 x 1 hour), BBC2, 24 and 31 May, and 7 June 2015
  • Time Commanders (6 x 45 mins), BBC2, September 2003-February 2004  Click here to watch part of series

Radio

  • Free Thinking (debating Heroism versus Failure with David Starkey and Amanda Foreman), Radio 3, 16 July 2015 Click here to listen
  • The Simon Mayo Show, Radio 2, 14 November 2013
  • ‘Clausewitz and On War‘, In Our Time, Radio 4, 17 May 2012 Click here to listen
  • Richard Bacon Show, Radio 5 Live, 6 February 2012 Click here to listen
  • ‘Custer’s Last Stand’, In Our Time, Radio 4, 19 May 2011  Click here to listen
  • ‘How the Rest Got Home’ (Presenter), Radio 4, 2 June 2010
  • ‘The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation’, In Our Time, Radio 4, 15 April 2010  Click here to listen
  • Broadcasting House, Radio 4, 8 March 2009
  • ‘Historical accuracy in feature films’, Today Programme, Radio 4, 12 January 2009
  • Broadcasting House, Radio 4, 8 June 2008
  • ‘The Retreat from Kabul’, Random Edition, Radio 4, 16 January 2008
  • ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’, In Our Time, Radio 4, 10 January 2008  Click here to listen
  • ‘How important is it that films are historically accurate?’, Today Programme, Radio 4, 15 August 2005
  • ‘Zulu’, Night Waves, Radio 3, 28 September 2004
  • ‘What if the Zulus had defeated the British in 1879?’, What If?, Radio 4, 26 April 2004
  • ‘The Prince Regent’, The Long View, Radio 4, 22 October 2004