THE PLOT THUS FAR
WHAT WE THOUGHT
This Emmy-nominated documentary series from BBC and the History Channel combines vintage film footage, eyewitness accounts and dramatic re-enactments to bring to life the triumphs and tragedies of the 20th century. The pilot pays tribute to pioneers in flight, recounting the Wright Brothers’ first flight and the Apollo 11 moon landing, while the first season examines historical giants such as John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana.
The DVD comes with no special features. But, you’re getting the full-run of the BBC/History Channel joint production. While the A/V Quality isn’t among the most eye-popping, it’s a noble effort to bring together some of history’s finest moments. I just wish that there were some more contemporary moments and a tad more British influence. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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