Category Archives: Bettany Hughes

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes

The goddess is back with a remarkable history of our favourite city! Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu’ran to Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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Divine Women by the (almost) divine Bettany Hughes on BBC 2 tonight 11 April

Our favourite TV historian returns to the BBC with a brand new series tracing the hidden and, often controversial, history of women in religion. From Ancient Greece and Rome to China and India, she uncovers stories which unlock a secret … Continue reading

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Bettany Hughes – Sappho on BBC Radio 4’s Great Lives

Our heroine Bettany Hughes keeps us engaged with the ancient world as we get sand between our toes during the long days of August. She is Matthew Parris’ guest on his wonderful BBC Radio 4 programme Great Lives on 10 … Continue reading

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The Ancient World with Bettany Hughes – 4oD – Channel 4

For Bettany’s many fans out there it is still possible to watch some of the episodes from her recent series ‘The Ancient World’ shown on Channel 4. It is available by clicking this link – beware the episodes have an … Continue reading

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Agora the movie

Although criticised by some for historical inaccuracy and taking liberties with social structures, and by others for “promoting hatred of Christians and reinforcing false clichés about the Catholic Church.”, we should perhaps celebrate the fact that movies can be made … Continue reading

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Bettany Hughes – The Day Jesus Died

I had no plans to post today, nor to add more about Bettany so soon, but this programme first shown on Good Friday shows how good she is as a historian and documentary maker. Given a full one hour slot … Continue reading

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Banishing Eve

This series will cover the role of Byzantium and the Orthodox Church in the role of women in Christianity. Historian Bettany Hughes (yes her again – she has been busy!) uses the latest scholarship to take us back to the … Continue reading

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