Thursday, 26 November 2009

Academics at war over BBC history series

(Thanks to Sheena Tait for the following story tip off via Twitter!)

It seems that its handbags at dawn as the academic community gets stuck into each other over the BBC's History of Scotland series. The full story is at www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/historians-are-at-war-over-old-fashioned-flagship-series-1.986573?localLinksEnabled=false.

The premise is that one academic is awfully upset at the main presenter, who is an archaeologist (and a "pygmy on a giant’s territory" apparently), but he's incredibly upset about another academic, who was rather upset about the series, etc etc!

Basically, a classic case of worthies at war over who would have made the series better if only they had been calling the shots.

Sigh...!

Chris

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