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Born: 14 May, 1967
TV Series Starring Bettany Hughes
Bettany Hughes Voices of the Dead
A forensic dig into history's most enduring mysteries. In Voices of the Dead, Professor Bettany Hughes leads a forensic investigation into some of the most enduring mysteries of the ancient world and brings viewers face-to-face with the extraordinary people of the past she unearths along the way.
From Paris to Rome with Bettany Hughes
Bettany Hughes is on the journey of a lifetime through France and Italy to discover how travel, the arts and culture, the finest foods, can enrich our lives.
Ultimate Treasure Countdown
Historian and author Bettany Hughes, reveals spectacular monuments from her December 2019 trip to explore to ancient Egypt and Italy. Throughout this series Prof. Hughes will uncover the secrets of Cleoptra, The riches of the Pharaos, King Tut, Egyptian Mummies, Pompeii, and much, much more.
Eight Days That Made Rome
Eight Days That Made Rome is a docu-drama that leaves behind the conventional chronologies of Rome's thousand-year history and brings razor-sharp focus to eight days that created, tested and defined its greatness.
Each programme works as a stand-alone, as strong in its own right as part of a series and reveals a Rome relevant to us today, with its noblest and darkest instincts still resonating in the world around us.
On-screen presenter Bettany Hughes discovers the significance and resonance of these Eight Days along with us, the viewer, as she explores key sites in Rome's empire and meets expert witnesses on subjects ranging from psychopathy to ancient religion.
Genius of the Modern World
Historian Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud.
Born in the 19th century, they lived through a time when old certainties were breaking down. Regimes were overthrown by mass uprisings, science was undermining religious authority. Their challenge was to figure out what makes us human in a fast-evolving world.
Genius of the Ancient World
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China on the trail of three giants of ancient philosophy - Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
Secrets from the Sky
Secrets From The Sky takes a look at some of the country's most historic landmarks and glorious landscapes from a bird's eye view in the sky. The show uses an octocopter, a remote controlled helicopter carrying a camera, as Bettany Hughes and Ben Robinson look down on sites of great historical interest to offer a brand new perspective about our ancestors.
Britain's Secret Homes
This series reveals the remarkable stories behind 50 of the UK's most secret and surprising homes. The five one-hour programmes, made in partnership with English Heritage, are presented by two award-winning broadcasters - journalist, Michael Buerk and historian and author Bettany Hughes.
Britain's Secret Treasures
Britain's Secret Treasures is a British documentary shown on ITV1 hosted by Michael Buerk and Bettany Hughes. The programme features fifty archaeological discoveries that have been made in England, Wales and Scotland by members of the public. With the exception of a single find made in Scotland, all the objects featured were recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Since the PAS was set up in 1997, some 800,000 objects have been registered with the scheme, many of them discovered by amateur metal detectorists.
The Roman Invasion of Britain
For several centuries, immediately after the time of Christ, the people of Britain found themselves if not the slaves then certainly the servants of one of the mightiest empires the world has ever seen - the empire of Rome.
In this three-part series every phase in the long history of Roman Britain will be looked at. We will chart the way in which the Roman conquerors interacted with the native inhabitants of the land they called 'Britannia' and find out who gained most from the Roman occupation - us or them?