Tony Robinson's Wild West

December 2016

S1 Ep3 - The Myth Of The West

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The Myth Of The West - The final episode focuses on the death of the frontier, the myth making that created the legends we all know and love, and the people who were written out of the history of the West. Using Buffalo Bill's rise and fall as an example, Tony looks at how a generation of Western pioneers had the skill and vision to create their own legends and invent stories which - thanks to Hollywood - have become ingrained in our collective psyches. He also looks at the remarkable story of ...

S1 Ep2 - How The West Was Won

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How The West Was Won - This episode focuses on two of Tony's obsessions from his childhood love of Westerns - cowboys and gun slinging outlaws. It also asks the question, who were the real winners of the West? Tony starts by looking at the birth and relatively short life of the cowboy in American culture (they arrive post-Civil War in 1865 and are becoming redundant before the end of the century) and then focus on the lives of the famous outlaws, including Calamity Jane, Jesse James and Wild Bi...

S1 Ep1 - The Last Stand

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The Last Stand - From Custer's Last Stand and the Battle of Little Big Horn to the gunfight at the OK Corral and death of Jesse James, this is a history of the West like no other. This series uses exclusive, never-before-seen 3D stereoscopic photographs to expose the untold story of the Wild West, and reveal the true stories of the men and women who tamed the American wilderness. This three part documentary charts the 50 year period that began at the end of the American Civil War in 1865, when ...