Thursday, 10 July 2014

BBC GoT - How to Get The Look

The BBC's new 'authentic historical drama' based on Bernard Cornwell's books (and a friend insists on pronouncing his forename with the stress on the second syllable, like a French hairdresser, rather than on the first, like the dog) is set to launch - and Raedwald, no stranger to eighth century Britain, shows you how to get that 'authentic' BBC tenth century soiled 'n studded battle look;
Telegraph publicity photo for 'The Last Kingdom'

14 comments:

john miller said...

A dog's breakfast, as it were...

Anonymous said...

Wow love the cords!

But would the lads back in the C8th have had access even to a chain mail vest, a Hamata as the Romans named it?
Then, just a shield, sword and/or spear/bow and a strong and good arm and trustworthy and dependable comrades?

Bloke In Italy said...

The good news is that as a big fan of the Bernard Cornwell books in which the English regularly biff the frogs this is good stuff.

The bad news is that BBC by satellite is no longer possible in my part of Italy so I'll have to wait for the boxed set.

Anonymous said...

Are you aware that the photo is of Game of Thrones not the BBC Lost Kingdom?

Elby the Beserk said...

Um. Picture is of The Hound in Game Of Thrones. Nowt to do with the BBC.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10:24 and Elby.

You have to wonder why they chose this then?? They probably think we're all stupid and won't notice.

Coney Island

Raedwald said...

Apols to all - it's the pic the Telegraph used. Maybe I've done a grave injustice to the BBC costume department .. if so, sorry.

Bill Quango MP said...

It also means you likely haven't watched a Game of Thrones

If so, you really are missing out.

Thud said...

Wrong pic but right idea.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Radders, with spare time on our hands and visiting my mothers.

I was made to sit down "I love that Martin thingamabob!" and we watched an episode of George Gently.
The historical howlers came thick and fast.

Not least, the fondness of producers to pander to idiocy, and imposing the mania of modernist nihilism - of Political correctness and myopic current thinking God Help us - on a series set supposedly in the nineteen sixties and they even stuck in........ a lady copper.........

Anachronistic bollocks - doesn't even begin to describe it - so the body armour "pic" if not correct, in the beeb it is very feasible and quite credible because the further they attempt to travel back in time - the more dafter it gets - remember 'Game of thrones I' aka "Rome"?

Anonymous said...

Dafter? Hyperbole - doh.

john miller said...

I guess I should have hung the joke sign out...

Elby the Beserk said...

Game Of Thrones. Where to start? As a highly educated and literate bod, I poo-pooed all the fuss about it when it rose to fame. Eventually, I got hold of the very first episode, to see what the fuss was about.

After ten minutes, I turned it off. WTF was I doing?

A month later, I tried again. A month later, I had devoured the first two seasons and couldn't wait for the third.

It is, quite simply, bloody brilliant!

Anonymous said...

A month later, I tried again. A month later, I had devoured the first two seasons and couldn't wait for the third.

It is, quite simply, bloody brilliant![...]

Scheisse, now I'll have to give it a go.