The Sam Willis Podcast

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The final chapter of my personal commentary of my book The Fighting Temeraire, where we find out how JMW Turner immortalised this ship in the nation's favourite painting.
My personal commentary on my book the Fighting Temeraire, which tells the story of the ship in JMW Turner's most famous painting The Fighting Temeraire. We are up to chapter 9! This is entitled The Retired Temeraire and tells the story of how t
This chapter in my book takes us up to a fascinating period in the life of HMS Temeraire, the ship immortalised in Turner's painting The Fighting Temeraire. The aftermath of the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805 is not well known. From May 1809-Augu
This chapter brings the story of HMS Temeraire, the famous ship in JMW Turner's painting 'The Fighting Temeraire', up to 1805 and her heroics at the battle of Trafalgar where she won yet another layer of fame.
The story of the ship in Turner's famous painting The Fighting Temeraire continues to 1801 where there is one of the most violent and unpleasant mutinies in the history of the Royal Navy aboard HMS Temeraire. It begins with plotting below decks
My commentary on my book the Fighting Temeraire, which explores the history of the ship in Turner's most famous painting, continues! We are now up to Chapter 5 'The Blockading Temeraire' which covers the crucial period of history from July 1799
The personal narrative of my history of the ship in Turner's most famous painting 'The Fighting Temeraire' continues with Chapter 4. In this chapter the book continues to 1793 with the advent of the French Revolution and the construction of an
The personal narrative of my history of the ship in Turner's most famous painting 'The Fighting Temeraire' continues with Chapter 3 'The Amphibious Temeraire'. In this chapter the captured French 74 gunner is brought into service in the Royal N
This is chapter two of my personal commentary of my book The Fighting Temeraire - which tells the history of the ship in Turner's most famous painting. In this chapter the Temeriare is captured in one of the most savage small-scale battles of t
This podcast continues a personal narrative of my book the Fighting Temeraire, a history of the ship in Turner's most famous painting. In this episode I describe what happens in Chapter one, as the French ship La Temeraire makes a desperate att
A Personal Commentary on my book, The Fighting Temeraire, a book which tells the story of the ship in Turner's famous painting. Introduction.
There I was minding my own business fishing when I met a man who told me a wonderful story...you won't believe your ears.
I talk to photographer Chris Chapman about a fascinating mystery that links churches on Dartmoor with 7th-century China, all along the Silk Road.
Jim Causley is a folk singer and musician from Devon who specializes in the traditional songs and music of the West Country. Hailing from the village of Whimple in East Devon, Causley was born in Exeter and is a relative of the Cornish poet Cha
Jon Morrice is the Producer and Director of Handmade on the Silk Road, a 3-part documentary and companion piece to the Silk Road series that was released earlier this year on BBC Four. Each episode follows a day in the life of a master craftsma
Director Tim Niel and I chat over Skype about some of the unusual experiences we had making the recent TV series, The Silk Road for BBC Four. Hear about the 'tunnel of death', some of the weird and wonderful food we ate, scavenging for car part
Welcome to my podcast! In this inaugural episode I interview Jamie Whyte, an amazing artist who collaborated with me on the recent BBC Four Series, The Silk Road.
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