Ray’s Occasional History Radio & TV Picks. No.2018/6 Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell.
BBC Radio 4Extra, Mon 16 July to Fri 20 July 2018: Five daily episodes 14.45pm rpt 02.45am
Re-broadcast of excellent 2015 Book of the Week.
Gertrude Bell had a crucial role in the foundation of the state of Iraq. Using letters written by Gertrude throughout the period, the book tells the story of an extraordinarily talented and determined woman whom her more famous friend T.E. Lawrence has often overshadowed.
Details & iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0607w1j
History Channel, Tues 17 July 2018, 21.00-22.00. Episode 1: You’ll Know What to Do
Knightfall is a new drama series set in the world of the Knights Templar, a legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. The series covers their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution. https://www.history.co.uk/shows/knightfall