Saving Britain's Past

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Saving Britain's Past
Genre Factual
Presented by Tom Dyckhoff
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Basil Comely
Producer(s) Mary Sackville-West
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel
Original run 24 August 2009 (2009-08-24) – 12 October 2009 (2009-10-12)
External links
Website

Saving Britain's Past is a British factual television series presented by Tom Dyckhoff that was first broadcast on BBC Two on 20 January 2009.

Production[edit]

Rodney Harrison and Susie West (from the Open University were academic consultants to the show. Later they used the DVD of the show to create a module 'Understanding Global Heritage' as part of a Heritage Studies course for the University.[1]

Episode 1 included the City of Bath.[2]

Episode 2 included Park Hill, Sheffield.[3]

Episode 3 included Eastnor Castle.[4]

Episode 4 included Covent Garden.[5]

Reviews[edit]

"Tom Dyckhoff has a rather dry style, which didn't exactly make the most of the subject matter. Though there were some intriguing snippets of information, this wasn't really the most accessible format for the general viewer". Was one review of the show.[6]

"Dyckhoff emphasises the “battles” with breathless superlatives. Instead, some major issues of conservation are intelligently aired: the conflict between heritage and environmentalism in retaining traditional rural land management; or that conservation of the physical doesn’t necessarily include the community".[7]

Screenshot of the DVD of Saving Britain’s Past.jpg

Episode list[edit]

# Title Original air date UK viewers
(millions)[8]
1 "The City" 24 August 2009 (2009-08-24) 1.57
2 "Streets in the Sky" 31 August 2009 (2009-08-31)
3 "The Country House" 7 September 2009 (2009-09-07)
4 "The Market" 14 September 2009 (2009-09-14)
5 "The Pit" 21 September 2009 (2009-09-21)
6 "The Crofters" 28 September 2009 (2009-09-28)
7 "The Street" 12 October 2009 (2009-10-12)

Later released as a DVD running 420 mins.[9]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heritage Studies: Saving Britain's Past". open.ac.uk (Open University). Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Musgrove, Dave (24 August 2009). "Saving Britain’s Past". historyextra.com. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Review: Saving Britain’s Past, BBC2". thisislancashire.co.uk. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Saving Britain’s Past: The Country House". eastnorcastle.com. 11 Sep 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Heathcote, Chris (16 Sep 2009). "Saving Britain's Past". anti-mega.com. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Saving Britain's Past BBC2 Caribbean Food Made Easy BBC2". scotsman.com (The Scotsman). 24 August 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Turner, Matthew (18 September 2009). "BBC2 series showcases the battles over Britain’s places". bdonline.co.uk. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "BARB Top 30s". 
  9. ^ "Saving Britains Past DVD". amazon.co.uk. 12 Oct 2009. ASIN B002BWRYP4. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

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