History man Dan believes that “history is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to anyone on this planet” and to prove it he has his own podcast and TV channel dedicated to the subject: History Hit. Dan’s latest show The Dambusters is available on My5.
Not everyone wants to watch a two-hour film on the Cold War, especially not the little ones. Luckily for them, they’ve got the wonderful (if wacky) Horrible Histories, which is a sure fire way to get your kids into the subject, and it’ll definitely crack a smile for the parents too.
I have always loved the story of the loss of the Roman legions in Germany 2,000 years ago, and this dramatisation is brilliant and fully furnished with blood, guts and gore. What better way to learn a bit of European history?