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Brilliant Neil Oliver but a brilliant series ruined by racket.
on 6 January 2016
I feel sorry for Neil Oliver. As a historian and archaeologist he has prepared a great history DVD. However, the thrumming drums and over-loud foreground rather than background music constantly distract from and nearly drown out what he is saying. The dramatic scenes are pointless - just an opportunity for more noise. The interviews and treasures are worth seeing. After 10 minutes of the first episode we were dismayed at the awful racket. We survived the full first episode, but may never finish the set.
Very disappointing that this history DVD, so full of promise, is ruined by an intrusive orchestra and insensitive producers. Both the music and the series would benefit from being apart!