Broadcasting in Britain is known for a thing or two. In the U.S. we know the BBC for having some really amazing comedy and some bizarrely wonderful sic-fi with incredibly low production values. (But if you’re a fan of the Doctor’s you don’t mind a bit, do you? Nyah! Gyo on ya! ) One other thing the Brits are really well-known for is their wonderful documentaries.
Tony is a perfect choice having hosted the brilliant Time Team series for many years following a team of archaeologists typically doing three-day excavations and discovering all sorts of sweet bits and bobs from the Iron Age, post-roman Britain and even the twentieth century.
Gods and monsters is a five-part series that investigates a lot of the bizarre and colorful superstitions once held by ancient Britons. I’d be going too far by saying Tony investigates these beliefs. It’d be better to say he presents them rather nicely. (The videos I watched said they were 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3 but then I found two more episodes so keep an eye out for those too.)
At just three episodes it’s long enough to please and short enough not to bore at all. If you tend to be fascinated in culture, superstition or the ridiculous magical ideas people tend to believe for no logical reason at all, you might get a real kick out of this.
You can check it out on YouTube by clicking here.