The Prehistory of the Peak District - a DVD video by Byron Machin
DVD format, PAL. Runtime 58 mins + 43 minutes special features.
Newly re-mastered for DVD from the original film recordings, this fascinating documentary uncovers over 10,000 years of human occupation in the Peak District; from the first hunter-gatherers to the magnificence of Bronze Age society. Layer after layer of history is unfolded before your eyes, from the awe inspiring stone monuments of a lost religion to the ancient field systems of the first farmers. Uncover a wildwood that covered Britain, and the key human revolutions that made us what we are today. No stone is left unturned as Byron Machin uncovers the real people of Prehistoric Britain.
NOTE: The DVD is PAL Region Free so will play on standard TV equipment in most countries. In the USA/Canada the disk will only play on a PC or Mac computer
Originally recorded in 2004, the recording has been re-mastered and re-edited to bring the original material up to the shiny standard deserving of a DVD release, and of course is now packed with special bonus features, including:
Leek's Mysterious Double Sunset (25 mins) A special 25 minute documentary recorded in September 2004 featuring the first ever recorded footage of a solsticial double sunset in leek.
Save Gibb Tor (6 mins) Byron Machin?s first ever documentary; a video presented at a public meeting organised to discuss the future of the forest at Gibb Tor in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
The Wildlife of Longsdon (12 mins) A short film highlighting the wildlife and plants found alongside the old railway and canal at Longsdon, Staffordshire. This short was recorded a month before the main film and features natural sound recordings.
Reviews of the original version: "Byron infectious enthusiasm will take you on a fantastic journey into the Peak District's Distant Past"
"Byron Machin who hails from Leek, has added to his considerable store of knowledge of the Peak District and now almost single handily produced this brand new video ... an obvious labour of love." - Leek Post & Times
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