‘Stephen Badsey, one of the world’s leading authorities on war and the media…’

Gary Sheffield, Forgotten Victory (2001)
Professor Stephen Badsey
PhD MA(Cantab.) FRHistS
Military Historian

‘If you know your history, then you know where you’re coming from.’
Bob Marley, Buffalo Soldier


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TV and Media 2
(A comprehensive list of my recent work.)

Television documentaries
Video work

Electronic media

Examples of my television documentary appearances include:

Cyberwar BBC / Open University – This programme is used as part of Open University courses, the complete script is available at:

Timewatch: Tanks – Wonder Weapon of World War One? (1994) BBC

Timewatch: Haig – The Unknown Soldier (1995) BBC   http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004RJEQ/qid=1138812379/sr=1-15/ref=sr_1_2_15/203-5707711-3932768

Over the last twenty years I have also appeared in the following documentaries:

Remembering Privates Smith and Jones (1998) BBC

Timewatch: The Boer War – The First Media War (1999) BBC

The Warhorse (1999) History Channel

What If? The Battle of Britain (2000) BBC Knowledge

Secret History: The Charge of the Light Brigade (2002) Channel Four

Secret History: Magic at War (2003) Channel Four

Timewatch: Mystery of the Missing Ace (2003) BBC

Battlefield Detectives: The Pointe du Hoc (2005) History Channel

Timewatch: The Unknown Soldiers (2006) BBC

Blitz Street (2010) Channel 4

Gallipoli: Murdoch Goes To War (2015) BBC

I am credited as an adviser on several documentaries including:

D-Day in Colour (2004) Channel Four and DVD/video http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000216XKS/203-5707711-3932768.

D-Day The Ultimate Conflict (2004) National Geographic Channels

Victory in Europe in Colour (2005) Channel Four and DVD/video

Some of the programmes on which I have advised have been released only on DVD/video. These include:

The Battles of the Somme and the Ancre (1990) Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.00100e003002001

Total War – Battles of World War II (1995) DD-Video
http://www.ddhe.co.uk/ or http://www.sendit.com/video/item/7000000068006

The Story of the Great War (1994) Castle Entertainment for W.H. Smith

The Story of World War II (1995) Castle Entertainment for W.H. Smith

British Campaigns: Italy 1943-1945 (2001) DD-Video
http://www.ddhe.co.uk/ or http://www.ddhe.co.uk/p1_VHS_MILITARY_WWII_World%20War%20II_3_A-E.htm

Tanks! The Battles for Normandy (2004) Pegasus

For Your Tomorrow (2013) Word of Mouth

Electronic media:

I also sometimes appear, write or advise for other media, including radio, sometimes newspapers, and specialist websites. These include the BBC History website articles on
and http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwone/war_media_01.shtml


Finally, and as mentioned above, I have advised on some television dramas, including the award-winning Fortunes of War (1987)
starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.


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