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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Michael Wood by Spursfan on 5 February 2005 2:12pm
Anyone watch the first one of the new Michael Wood series last night?

I have admired Michael Wood (another great Michael!! Is it just a coincidence.....) since the 1980's. His enthusiasm for history is just great to watch - in the early days it was lovely to see someone as enthusiastic as I am about the subject.

His programmes are always good to watch - fascinating facts, intriguing places, and of course his enthusiasm. You can really see how much he's enjoying doing the programme.

And gorgeous to boot!!!

Anne xx
Re: Michael Wood by intrepid on 5 February 2005 5:40pm
I liked his thing about Alexander the Great. In the late 80's he narrated something called something like 'Art of the Western World', a multi part survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe and the Western Hemisphere since ancient times. It was very well done and it made life a heck of a lot easier for me in my Art History class.
Re: Michael Wood by JK on 5 February 2005 9:21pm
The man is an absolute LEGEND. His passion for history is infectious and his name a hallmark for quality programming. Suffice it to say, I have all his DVDs and have already pre-ordered 'In Search of Myths and Heroes'.

On another note, two for Mido today Anne. You must be pleased :o)
Re: Michael Wood by Spursfan on 5 February 2005 9:50pm

Hi JK! Yep, what a good buy! *chants* "we are the champions!!!" lol! Yeeeessssssss!!!!

Anyway - glad you agree about MW. Personally I find history extremely interesting but even if people find it dry and boring, they can't help but be captivated by MW's enthuisiasm for the subject.

Re: Michael Wood by Wild in Africa on 7 February 2005 12:24pm
Really fascinating stuff about the Queen of Sheba. I have visited Axum in Ethiopia several times through my work and have been fascinated by the legends of Solomon and Sheba (called Makeda in Ethiopia) which are so much a part of the Ethiopian cultural heritage. Axum is an amazing place, so alive with history.
Michael Wood as always presented the whole subject brilliantly and made it such compelling viewing. Can't wait for the next episode this Friday (the search for Shangra La in Tibet, Nepal etc).
Oh and Anne, also being a Spurs fan myself, very pleased with Saturday's result after a few dismal matches. Hope the boys are back to winning ways and maybe an outside chance of a place in Europe next season?
Re: Michael Wood by Spursfan on 7 February 2005 2:58pm
You betcha!!!!


P.S. Arsenal? Who are they? lol
Re: Michael Wood by canaveralgumby on 10 February 2005 6:24pm
The community college in my area shows "Art of the Western World" on its tv station. It's wonderful.

Any Sister Wendy fans out there?

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