Monty Python star Terry Jones presents this award-winning documentary series, featuring Ancient Inventions, The Surprising History of Sex & Love and The Hidden Histories of Egypt and Rome.
“Jones’s enthusiasm and humour ensured that this lesson was never a drag….just the sort of mensch who can bring a difficult subject to life” – Evening Standard
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This three-part series presents a fresh and highly original view of some of the ancient world’s most remarkable inventions. History enthusiast Terry Jones takes us on an unconventional, myth-busting journey revealing the unexpected, whilst discovering that the ancient world was every bit as inventive as our own.
The Surprising History of Sex & Love
Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and practices. Terry traces an unexpected route of how sex got from strict social repression to the full-frontal glossies of today.
The Hidden History of Egypt
Bringing to life the everyday details of the ancients Egyptians – bizarre, hilarious or shocking – this wonderfully entertaining and factually revealing film is packed full of surprises. With Jones debunking the myths, a previously hidden world of the ancient Egyptians is wonderfully brought to life.
The Hidden History of Rome
Who better to scrutinise and investigate the quirkier achievements of the impressive and expansive Roman Empire than co-creator of the brilliantly accomplished question; ‘What have the Romans ever done for us’? Terry Jones is in search of an answer. Unearthing the secrets of the Roman world in his own idiosyncratic and bizarre way, he reveals how ordinary people really lived in ancient Rome.
“Jones makes history jolly” – The Sunday Telegraph
6 x 50′
Originally broadcast on Discovery Channel