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» Monday, September 14, 2009
Those Humorous Brits
I've just found two cool British series on History Channel International. One I've already missed the first five episodes, darnit. It's called What the Victorians Did for Us. The second one appears to have just started and is called What the Tudors Did for Us. Both are hosted by Adam Hart-Davis with a humorous touch rather like James Burke in Connections or Tim Hunkin on The Secret Life of Machines. The Brits do the best documentaries. The Tudors show I'm watching just talked about the appearance of realistic portraiture, which may have had something to do with the discovery of the lens used in conjuction with the camera obscura.

Looks like there are some episodes on YouTube.