Dr Sam Willis and Professor Saul David are amongst the actual real historians who provide the sensible grown up stuff without any of the camp hissiness of perhaps the greatest of our Tudor queens, David Starkey. Actually, I'd welcome Dave as I like to call him leading the commentary on that other 12 days to save England - Cameron's current whirlwind tour of European leaders. His candid comments on Merkel and Hollande would be unmissable.
This is the sort of stuff the BBC do best - though this is three times as long as it need usefully be. Some decent editing, getting rid of the crap gimmicks used to keep those with 20 second attention spans watching and sending young Snow to a university somewhere to do some actual research for seven years or so and get himself a doctorate (which would be cheaper than at present - though it wouldn't keep him in saily boats) would all be improvements.
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