‘The Celts’ with Neil Oliver and Alice Roberts starts on BBC 4 Wednesday 19th April. A 3 parter you will not want to miss if you love Celtic history. We wonder what Alice makes of ‘Where Rowans Intertwine’ after promising to read the copy we gave her.
Anthropologist Alice Roberts and archaeologist Neil Oliver explore the origins and beliefs of the ancient group of peoples, looking at their highly sophisticated tribal culture and influence on vast areas of the ancient world. They begin by examining the origins of the Celts in the Alps of Central Europe and the moment they first came into contact with the Romans, revealing the pivotal battles that took place between the two rivals came to define the future direction of European civilisation and the shape of the modern-day world.
(Photograph courtesy of Butser Ancient Farm. Hampshire)