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Mystic Britain

  • 2019
  • Season 1
  • 10 episodes
  • History
  • Documentary and factual
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Episode 1: Witches & Demons

Summary

Comedian Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota light-heartedly explore superstition and magic in the Middle Ages, when many Britons believed witches and devils walked the Earth

Review

Clive Anderson provides the humour, anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota the expertise in this grimly fascinating trot through superstitions in medieval Britain. It’s a world of demons, curses, spells and cawing crows. Because there’s nowt more medieval than a crow in a graveyard.   

And Clive looks bizarrely crow-like when he tries on a macabre “plague doctor’s” outfit at London’s Wellcome Collection, complete with stick for prodding the afflicted and beak for protection against putrid air. Period expert Dr Brenner looks utterly unimpressed at Clive’s attempts at humour. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Mary-Ann tries out a hex on him — in the process realising his name backwards is Evil C.

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PresenterClive Anderson
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  • Summary

    Comedian Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota light-heartedly explore superstition and magic in the Middle Ages, when many Britons believed witches and devils walked the Earth

    Review

    Clive Anderson provides the humour, anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota the expertise in this grimly fascinating trot through superstitions in medieval Britain. It’s a world of demons, curses, spells and cawing crows. Because there’s nowt more medieval than a crow in a graveyard.   

    And Clive looks bizarrely crow-like when he tries on a macabre “plague doctor’s” outfit at London’s Wellcome Collection, complete with stick for prodding the afflicted and beak for protection against putrid air. Period expert Dr Brenner looks utterly unimpressed at Clive’s attempts at humour. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Mary-Ann tries out a hex on him — in the process realising his name backwards is Evil C.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2019-05-01
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterClive Anderson
    PresenterMary-Ann Ochota
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