Chronicle (UK TV series)

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Chronicle[1] was a BBC Television series shown monthly and then fortnightly on BBC Two from 18 June 1966 to its last broadcast in May 1991. Chronicle focused on popular archaeology and related subjects.

Episode list[edit]

There is no complete list of Chronicle episodes. The following partial list is reconstructed from several sources. Dates are those of the episode's first broadcast.

  • 18 Jun 1966: Vikings in North America[2][3]
  • 18 Jul 1966: Nimrud: The Story of a Dig[4]
  • 13 Aug 1966: Stonehenge: Prehistoric Computer?/The First European[4]
  • 10 Sep 1966: Royal Ship/Royal Palace/Royal Grave[4]
  • 08 Oct 1966: The Invasion That Never Was.../... And the Last Invasion[4]
  • 05 Nov 1966: London's Burning[4]
  • 03 Dec 1966: The Treasure of Priam[4]
  • 31 Dec 1966: The Roman Goose March: The Holy Sailors by Glyn Daniel and Magnus Magnusson[2][3][4]
  • 11 Feb 1967: The Finds of the Year[4]
  • 11 Mar 1967: The Other Conquest/The City That Vanished[4]
  • 08 Apr 1967: Diagnosis: A.D. 70/Iron Age Autopsy[4]
  • 13 May 1967: The Lost Leonardos/The Gate of Hell[4]
  • 10 Jun 1967: Arthur: The Peerless King[4]
  • 08 Jul 1967: The Claws of the Griffin/Dragons' Bones[4]
  • 05 Aug 1967: Collision Course/Shall the Waters Prevail?[4]
  • 30 Sep 1967: Cast for Posterity/Searching for Sheba
  • 28 Oct 1967: 6,000 Working Dives
  • 25 Nov 1967: The Fall of Constantinople/Lepenski Vir/South Cadbury[4] by John Julius Norwich[2]
  • 23 Dec 1967: The Last Days of Minos[4] by Magnus Magnusson[2][3]
  • 20 Jan 1968: Faces of the Moon/Cave Cemetery of Niah[4]
  • 17 Feb 1968: Finders and Keepers[4]
  • 23 Mar 1968: The Death of the High King[4]
  • 20 Apr 1968: The Silbury Dig/The Man Who Was Given a Gasworks[4]
  • 11 May 1968: The Tomb Robbers[4]
  • 01 Jun 1968: Sarajevo 1914/The Biggest Roman Handshake[4]
  • 29 Jun 1968: The Shrine of the Bulls[4]
  • 27 Jul 1968: The Silbury Dig: The Heart of the Mound[4] by Magnus Magnusson[2][3]
  • 24 Aug 1968: This Is the Wonderful Year[4]
  • 21 Sep 1968: Abu Simbel Reborn[4]
  • 19 Oct 1968: The Legend of the Borgias/The High Roman Style[4]
  • 16 Nov 1968: Human Sacrifice/The Ghost Ship[4]
  • 14 Dec 1968: Bring in the Big Hammer[4]
  • 11 Jan 1969: Carved for the Gods[4]
  • 08 Feb 1969: The Realms of Gold written and introduced by John Julius Norwich, music by Delia Derbyshire[5]
  • 01 Mar 1969: Thomas Becket[4]
  • 29 Mar 1969: Lord Elgin and the Parthenon[4]
  • 19 Apr 1969: Blood-Axe's Revenge[4]
  • 25 May 1969: No Ordinary Monk[4]
  • 19 Jul 1969: Silbury 1969: Part 1[4]
  • 16 Aug 1969: Silbury 1969: Part 2[4]
  • 13 Sep 1969: The Fate of the Armada[4]
  • 11 Oct 1969: 'There Is No Conqueror...': The Story of the Moors in Spain[4]
  • 15 Oct 1969: The 100 Days[4]
  • 20 Dec 1969: The Treasures from the Sacred Well[4]
  • 15 Jan 1970: The Mad King?[4]
  • 11 Apr 1970: The Catacombs of Sakkara[4]
  • 13 Jun 1970: The Great Iron Ship[2][3][4]
  • 31 Oct 1970: Cracking the Stone-Age Code[4] by Professor Alexander Thom[2][3]
  • 1971: The Tree That Put The Clock Back[3]
  • 14 Mar 1971: Win a Second-Hand Crane[4]
  • 31 Mar 1971: The Lost Treasure of Jerusalem?[4] presented by Henry Lincoln
  • 11 Sep 1971: Was This the Garden of Eden?[4]
  • 06 Oct 1972: The Lost World of the Maya[4] by Magnus Magnusson[2][3]
  • 12 Feb 1973: Longbow[4]
  • 26 Mar 1973: Sir Mortimer: Digging Up People[4]
  • 02 Apr 1973: Sir Mortimer: The Viceroy Sent for Me[4]
  • 16 Apr 1973: Prize Exhibit[4]
  • 07 May 1973: The Ape Man That Never Was[2][3]
  • 09 Jul 1973: The Mystery of the Etruscans[4]
  • 30 Oct 1974: The Priest, the Painter and The Devil[4] presented by Henry Lincoln (repeated in 1979)
  • 25 Apr 1974: The 'Celebration' of the 100th Chronicle[2]
  • 20 Jun 1974: True or False? by Magnus Magnusson[2]
  • 08 Dec 1975: The Plunderers Treasure Trail[4]
  • 1976: Pompeii[3]
  • 15 Jan 1976: The Gold Of The Thracian Horsemen[3][4]
  • 12 Feb 1976: The Scrolls from the Son of a Star[4]
  • 14 Feb 1976: Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire[4]
  • 11 Mar 1976: The Williamsburg File[4]
  • 07 Apr 1976: The Wheels of War[4]
  • 29 Apr 1976: A Fortnight in the Iron Age[4]
  • 20 Jul 1976: Ideals and Realities[4]
  • 02 Sep 1976: Digging with a Camera[4]
  • 1977: Revelations Of A Mummy[3]
  • 01 Mar 1977: Prince Madoc and the Welsh Indians[4]
  • 08 Mar 1977: The Key to the Land of Silence[2][3]
  • 15 Mar 1977: Crossroads of the Orient: The Philippines[4]
  • 03 Nov 1977: Pathways to the Gods[4]
  • 17 Nov 1977: The Trial and Death of Jesus[4]
  • 01 Dec 1977: The England of the Anglo-Saxons[4]
  • 25 Apr 1978: The Knights of Malta[4]
  • 02 May 1978: Battle for the Acropolis[4]
  • 09 May 1978: The Lost Ship of Kyrenia[4]
  • 16 May 1978: The Great Glow-Curve Mystery[4]
  • 20 Nov 1978: Aphrodite's Other Island[4] by Professor Colin Renfrew[2][3]
  • 04 Dec 1978: Italian Breakthrough[4]
  • 11 Dec 1978: The Gilded Age of the Golden Isle[4]
  • 18 Dec 1978: The Rescue Awards for Archaeology 1978[4]
  • 1979: Search for the Master Carpenters[4]
  • 20 Apr 1979: Tomb of the Lost King[4] by Roy Davies, with Manolis Andronikos[3][6]
  • 04 May 1979: The Death of the Prince Imperial[4]
  • 11 May 1979: Shipwreck[4]
  • 01 Jun 1979: Digging from the Air[2][4]
  • 08 Jun 1979: Santorini: The First Pompeii[4]
  • 30 Oct 1979: Lost Kings of the Desert[2][3][4]
  • 27 Nov 1979: The Shadow of the Templars[4] presented by Henry Lincoln
  • 04 Dec 1979: The Incas[4]
  • 11 Dec 1979: The First Americans[4]
  • 1980: Vikings[4]
  • 23 Apr 1980: Black Napoleon[3][4]
  • 30 Apr 1980: The New Zimbabwe[4]
  • 07 May 1980: The Metal Detectives[4]
  • 21 May 1980: Sacred Rings[4]
  • 28 May 1980: Yankees At The Court Of King Wiglaff[3]
  • 05 Oct 1980: China: The Emperors Immortal Army[4]
  • 29 Oct 1980: The Wreck of the Mary Rose[4]
  • 12 Nov 1980: China: Travellers in the Celestial Empire[4]
  • 26 Nov 1980: The Last Seam at Blaenavon[4]
  • 03 Dec 1980: The Chaco Legacy[4]
  • 27 Apr 1981: The Crime of Captain Colthurst[4]
  • 29 Apr 1981: Orpheus And The Gentleman Farmer[3][4]
  • 1982: The Cottage (1982)[3]
  • 06 May 1981: Omm Seti and Her Egypt[4]
  • 13 May 1981: The Electric Revolution[4]
  • 03 Feb 1982: Ancient Mariners[4]
  • 10 Feb 1982: For the Love of Egypt[4]
  • 24 Feb 1982: Riot[4]
  • 10 Mar 1982: China: Treasures of the Cultural Revolution[4]
  • 17 Mar 1982: Search for a Century[4]
  • 10 Oct 1982: Raising the Rose[4]
  • 20 Oct 1982: The Man Behind the Mask[4]
  • 24 Dec 1982: The Year They Raised the Rose[4]
  • 08 Nov 1983: Jerash: Pompeii of the East[4]
  • 29 Nov 1983: Life and Death in Ancient Egypt[4]
  • 1984: The Wreck Of The Mary Rose - Part 4[3]
  • 24 Jan 1984: Lost City of the Incas[2][3]
  • 07 Feb 1984: On the Waterfront[4]
  • 28 Feb 1984. The Wreck in Campese Bay[4]
  • 17 Apr 1984: Chronicle 200[4]
  • 19 Apr 1989: Images of Another World[4]
  • 17 May 1989: The Skeletons of Spitalfields[4]
  • 14 Jun 1989: The Vase[3][4]
  • 26 Jul 1989: The Basque Whalers of Labrador[4]
  • 16 Aug 1989: Sutton Hoo[2][3][4]
  • 13 Sep 1989: Digging for Slaves[2][4]
  • 11 Oct 1989: Past for Sale?[4]
  • 06 Dec 1989: Nefertari: For Whom the Sun Shines[4]
  • 20 Dec 1989: Romance in the Stones: The Curious Journeys of William Stukeley[4]
  • 14 Feb 1990: Macedonia A Civilisation Uncovered[3][4]
  • 19 May 1990: The Unlucky Voyage[4]
  • 29 May 1991: Memphis, Capital of Egypt[4]
  • 20 Mov 1992: The Face Of Tutankhamun 1: The Great Adventure[3]
  • 27 Nov 1992: The Face Of Tutankhamun 2: Wonderful Things[3]
  • 04 Dec 1992: The Face Of Tutankhamun 3: Everywhere The Glint Of Gold[3]

Notes[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Ray Sutcliffe (Editor), Chronicle: Essays From Ten Years of Television Archaeology (BBC Publishing, 1978).

External links[edit]