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In his most personal project to date, Simon Schama looks back at the dramatic history that has played out in his lifetime. Best known for writing history, he has lived a fair bit of it too. Born in 1945, on the night of the bombing of Dresden, Simon grew up as part of a generation determined to rebuild the world from the ashes of war. In this film, he reveals the stories of artists and writers who have been at the forefront of the fight for truth and democracy, often at great personal cost.

  1. Simon Schama


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  1. Simon Schama as Self - Presenter

    Simon Schama

    Self - Presenter

    3 Episodes

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Series 1 - Simon Schama's History of Now

Series 1

2022 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Simon Schama's History of Now premiered on November 27, 2022.

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Simon Schama's History of Now
Simon Schama's History of Now


Status Returning Series


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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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