Which History Documentaries are Accurate?
July 17, 2012 11:13 AM Subscribe
Please recommend good documentaries and TV programs about history that are accurate.
posted by kristi to media & arts (19 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
There are a lot of videos online and at my library about history, but I have no idea how accurate they are.
I'd appreciate any recommendations for accurate historical documentaries. I'm interested in all time periods and all kinds of places; I just don't want to waste my time on something that's full of bunk.
I'm inclined to think that anything made by the BBC is likely to be highly accurate, while things aired on the History channel are less likely to be well-supported. Any guidelines along those lines would be great.
I'm not really looking for historical fiction, unless it offers an amazingly accurate depiction of the time that I can't get elsewhere.
Bonus question: Is there a good review site that rates documentaries based on accuracy?