7x 45, Chalke Valley History Festivals (2020)
Like so many festivals and public events in 2020, Covid-19 forced The Chalke Valley History Festival – Europe’s largest festival dedicated entirely to history – to close its doors and cancel the scheduled event.
In its place, Bright Button were commissioned to produce a nightly show to play out each night that the festival should have taken place, featuring brand new talks, living history features and supported by material from the festivals extensive archives.
Presented by James Holland with contributions from Dave Allan, Anita Anand, Ali Ansari, Colin Bell DFC, Tracy Borman, Tim Bouverie, Tracy Chevalier, Alex Compiani, Saul David, Peter Frankopan, Bernard Gardner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Joanna Grochowicz, The History Tellers, Tom Holland, Suzannah Lipscomb, Lara Maiklem, Caryn Mandabach, Al Murray, Clare Mulley, Caroline Norlay, Georgina Ratcliffe, Sophy Roberts, Adam Rutherford, Philippe Sands, Will Sherman, Dan Snow, Ian Thackray, Thomas Timbrell, John Winder, Luke Winter, Michael Wood and Andrew Ziminski.
Produced and Directed by
With thanks to
S1E1 Monday 22nd June
Sophy Roberts, Anita Anand, 10th Essex Regiment WWI Living History Group, Luke Winter
S1E2 Tuesday 23rd June
Saul David, Tracy Chevalier, Suzannah Lipscomb, Dave Allan, Ali Ansari
S1E3 Wednesday 24th June
Andrew Ziminski, Tracy Borman, The History Tellers, Peter Frankopan, John Winder, Dan Snow
S1E4 Thursday 25th June
Adam Rutherford, Al Murray, Annette Gordon-Reed, Thomas Timbrell, Lara Maiklem
S1E5 Friday 26th June
Luke Winter, Will Sherman, Caroline Norlay, 10th Essex Regiment WWI Living History Group, Foreign Field Living History Group, Ian Thackray, Georgina Ratcliffe
S1E6 Saturday 27th June
Caryn Mandabach, Tim Bouverie, Al Murray, Georgina Ratcliffe, Michael Wood
S1E7 Sunday 28th June
Tom Holland, Joanna Grochowicz, Clare Mulley, Alex Compiani, Philippe Sands