If you attended the English Civil War Society’s magnificent two-day re-enactment of the Battle of Marlborough (1642) last summer, you may have noticed several camera crews on the Common – with some of the cameramen dressed in period costumes so they could get in amongst the action without spoiling the event for the spectators.
They were making a series of television programmes commissioned by the Yesterday television channel called Weekend Warriors. This series of programmes made by BskyB will tell the story of re-enactors who specialise in battles fought by British armies during Roman, Viking, Norman, English Civil War, Napoleonic and Second World War times.
The first programme in the series will concentrate on the Battle of Marlborough as re-enacted on Marlborough Common last July before huge crowds. It will be on the Yesterday channel on Wednesday, January 7 and 9.00pm.
If you did not attend the re-enactment, take a look it was interersting ‘living history’. But you might be well advised to put the dog in the kitchen as the battle included some very loud explosions and a great deal of gunfire.
The Battle of Marlborough programme will be repeated at 9.00am on Thursday morning. You can see the schedule for the whole series of Weekend Warriors and how to find the YESTERDAY channel HERE.