Anyone with a love of the subject will probably enjoy most of the history programmes on offer, but while some are clearly aimed at the general public, others are based on genuinely new historical research.
Some history programmes are simply factual, aiming to do little more than tell a story. For example you might watch a documentary about the wives of Henry VIII or the Battle of Britain. These programmes might involve visits to some of the places in the story, feature actors dressed in appropriate costume, and re-enact important events. For twentieth-century topics, they might also include archive footage and interviews with participants. The stories they tell are probably not new, and a student or academic with a decent knowledge of the topic would probably learn little they did not already know.
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