Weekend Warriors

2017
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S1 Ep2 - Gathering Of The Vikings

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In 1014, the Irish king Brian Boru destroyed a Viking army at the Battle of Clontarf and ended Viking rule in Ireland. One thousand years later, Weekend Warrior Barry has gathered Viking re-enactors from all over the world to restage this famous battle. Among them is Max, who runs his own Viking shop. He wants to win the single combat competition that follows the battle, but first he must persuade Security to let him on-site before the battle begins.
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S1 Ep6 - The Battle Of Falaise

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Leicester, 2014: US Ranger Steve Pepper has gathered together a crack team of weekend warriors to recreate a pivotal moment in the Battle for Normandy. Stu and Harold will build the tanks. Phil and Andy will provide the troops. And Ian Marshall will drop behind enemy lines in the first round, silk parachute jump on British soil since Stephen Spielberg’s Band of Brothers. Can this dedicated half-dozen pull it off, or will the weather, British bureaucracy and mechanical problems make it a battle ...
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S1 Ep5 - Arthur At Battle Of Legend

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Sometime around 500AD, the Romano-British defeated the Saxon invaders at a place called Mount Badon. In the centuries that followed, that victory was linked to the name of a hero - Arthur. Now, on a wet weekend in Wiltshire, Dan and Matt have gathered weekend warriors from all over northern Europe to re-enact this legendary battle. The only problem is, Arthur probably didn’t ride out at Mount Badon. And as the rain begins to fall, Arthur’s warhorse doesn’t want to play ball.
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S1 Ep4 - The Siege Of Marlborough

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1215: King John faces a rebellion of his barons and needs to get back to London. But the castle of Rochester stands in his way. In the brutal siege that follows, he pounds the walls with artillery, assaults the outer bailey and digs a mine beneath the keep, bringing one corner crashing down. Now Dan FitzEdward of Historia Normannis plans to re-enact that siege. But how can he launch an artillery assault, have men falling off ladders and burn down a castle keep in today’s health and safety cultu...
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S1 Ep3 - The Norman Siege Of Rochester

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The prosperous market town of Marlborough is about to become an early victim of the English Civil War. Loyal to the Roundhead Army of Parliament, the townsfolk have no choice but to barricade the town and brace for the oncoming might of King Charles’ Royalist Army. Today, the English Civil War Society take over the town for their biggest re-enactment of the year. But will Roundhead Lord General Stephen Foster stick to the script, and will newly promoted officers Chris and Craig handle the power...
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S1 Ep1 - Wellington At Vitoria

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This six-part series takes a totally immersive look at life and death on the battlefield during some of the most famous battles in history, through the ultimate living historians - the Battle Re-enactors. In June 1813, the Duke of Wellington smashes French dominance in Spain at the Battle of Vitoria. At Maidstone in Kent, Steve is planning to restage this battle.
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