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    Default All-time favourite factual programmes/presenters.

    Alice Roberts
    The Ascent of Man (Jacob Bronowski)
    Brian Cox
    Civilisation (Kenneth Clark) - currently available on iPlayer.
    The Cosmos (Carl Sagan)
    Dave Attenborough
    Horizon
    James Burke
    Jim Al-Khalili
    Man Alive
    Seven Up
    Tomorrow's World
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    Nobody compares with David Attenborough.

    I do also like Chris Packham, Alice Roberts, David Bellamy, Ray Mears and Les Hiddins.

    Factual series,

    Anything by Attenborough from Life On Earth onwards.

    Walking With Dinosaurs, Coast, Bush Tucker Man.


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    Andrew Graham Dixon
    David Attenborough
    Michael Palin
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    I'm sure people can guess from this list where my interests lie, the thing I hate these days is the use of actors and "celebrities" to front factual programmes, they know sweet FA and it shows - "Katie Price's Canterbury Tales" or "Joey Essex's Plays wot Shakespere rite" anyone?

    Anyway people who know what they're talking about:-

    Sir John Betjeman
    Dr Ruth Goodman, loved the "- Farm series" etc usually with Alex Landlands and Peter Ginn who are knowledgable chaps.
    Paul Murton - not to be confused with Paul Merton the comedian.
    Neil Oliver
    Professor Sir Simon Schama CBE
    Louis Theroux
    Michael Moore
    Dr Lucy Worsley OBE - even when she's been at the dressing up box.
    Dr Janina Ramirez
    Professor David Starkey CBE
    Professor David Olusoga OBE
    I have a sneaking regard for Jonathon Meades in spite of the pretension he can be prone to.


    Anyone old enough to remember "World in Action"? Investigative journalism at its best not the rubbish "gotcha journalism" of today.

    Panorama has also done outstanding work.
    There were also some late 1980s or 90s series called The A to Z of ... which were excellent.
    Has "The World at War" ever been bettered for second world war history? (and I include "All Our Yesterdays" in that category).


    (sorry about the Sheldon Cooper-like attention to titles but academics get very touchy about stuff like that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Has "The World at War" ever been bettered for second world war history? (and I include "All Our Yesterdays" in that category).
    I don't believe it has and it told the truth. People should be watching that next Friday.

    I'm going for an unlikely choice in Michael "choo choo" Portillo. I couldn't stand him as a politician but feel he has redeemed himself with his series about British railway lines.

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    You got your money's worth with Ian Nairn, enjoyed watching Nairn Across Britain when it was put up on IPlayer a couple of years back.

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    David Attenborough has to be tops.

    Helen Czerski is good, I quite like Bettany Hughes.

    Can't stand Ross Kemp though.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    David Attenborough has to be tops.

    Helen Czerski is good, I quite like Bettany Hughes.
    Nice.

    Not a fan of Dallas Campbell - he looks far too young, like he belongs in a boy band, but it seems he's nearly 50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Nice.

    Not a fan of Dallas Campbell - he looks far too young, like he belongs in a boy band, but it seems he's nearly 50!
    He's a divvy TV presenter or as they're sometimes known Gobshites.
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    Michael Wood
    Janina Ramirez
    Bethany Hughes
    Alice Roberts
    James Burke
    Dan Snow (in small doses)
    Julia Bradbury

    Used to love Time Team even though Tony Robinson needs a good slap

    The Vietnam War by Ken Burns is one of the best War documentaries ever made , its up there with World at War .
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