BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

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A history of the ancient Spartans, featuring historian Bettany Hughes as presenter and narrator.

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A Timewatch Guide (TV Series 2015)
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Michael Praed ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 58 episodes, 2003-2009
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BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

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Release Date:

29 September 1982 (UK) See more »

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BBC History: Timewatch See more »

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Aswan, Egypt See more »

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