The Story Of The British Isles In 100 Places


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Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has been hard won and the places Neil’s seen have given him a unique view and understanding of British history.

Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.


Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver appearing at this event

Neil Oliver is an archaeologist, historian, author and broadcaster. Neil has travelled and explored every corner of Great Britain, most famously through hosting eight series of the BBC Two programme Coasts. Neil made his television debut in 2002 with BBC Two’s Two Men In A Trench, which featured him visiting historic British battlefields and recreating the battle situation using state-of-the-art archaeological techniques. He went on to become the presenter of further BBC Two shows, notably Coast, The History Detectives, Scotland’s History: The Top Ten, A History of Ancient Britain, A History of Celtic Britain and Vikings. He hosted Channel 4's The Face Of Britain and appeared the channel's Time Team Big Royal Dig. Neil has also contributed to BBC One's The One Show and Cleopatra.

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