|Chapter title||The road to Civilisation: early television journeys to Greece|
|Editors||Hobden, F. and Wrigley, A.|
At the end of the 1950s both the eminent archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler (1890-1976) and author and secret service veteran Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972) presented film documentary series about ancient Greece for BBC Television. Although aspects of the classical world had been considered in earlier television programmes, Wheeler’s Armchair Voyage: Hellenic Cruise (BBC, 1958) and The Glory That Was Greece (BBC, 1959) with Mackenzie were the small screen’s earliest sustained engagements with the subject.
|Keywords||Greece, television, BBC, archaeology|
|Book title||Ancient Greece on British Television|
|Publisher||Edinburgh University Press|
|Published||31 May 2018|
|Place of publication||Edinburgh|