BBC4 lines up “Medieval Kings”

BBC4UK digital channel BBC4 has unveiled a host of factual commissions, including a major new arts series, Art Nouveau, and medieval history series The Private Lives of the Medieval Kings.

The commissions were revealed by BBC4 controlled Richard Klein (pictured above) during the Edinburgh International Television Festival, which is currently taking place in Scotland.

They come as Klein today assured that the factual-focused channel is not about to be shuttered, despite facing a major budget reduction. “The channel is not going to be axed,” he told UK newspaper The Guardian today. “That’s not going to happen.”

The Private Lives of the Medieval Kings, a 3 x 60-minute series presented by art historian Dr Janina Ramirez, aims to tell the story of the world of the medieval monarchy, as preserved through illuminated Royal manuscripts which form part of the British Library’s Royal Collection.

The series is produced by Oxford Film and Television, with Nick Kent the exec producer. It was commissioned by BBC commissioning editor for arts Mark Bell.

“The story of the Medieval Kings was captured through beautiful manuscripts that remain as vibrant today as when they were first penned,” said Klein. “BBC4 will recreate that world, drawing on Dr Janina Ramirez’s in-depth expert knowledge, to decode the manuscripts.

Read the full story at Real Screen

SUBSCRIBE TOMEDIEVAL ARCHIVES PODCAST

STAYCONNECTED

Related Posts

Support Medieval Archives

Your journey into the Middle Ages starts with the Medieval Archives podcast. Offering in-depth history lessons, interviews with medieval historians and authors and entertainment review you will learn history from the experts.

Medieval Archives is an ad-free experience so you can enjoy an uninterrupted medieval history lesson. Help the show continue creating exceptional episodes with a donation.

Support Medieval Archives with a contribution today.

Discussion about this post