Monday, February 11, 2013

New telly dons

On History Television tonight, archaeologist Ron Williamson, growing into his role negotiating the lurid and the serious in Canadian history and archaeology, presents a lively version of his excavation of  hanged men buried in the backyard of Toronto's old Don Jail -- including George Bennett, killer of confederation maker George Brown:  The Hangman's Graveyard.  A rebroadcast actually, but I missed it first time, so it's news to me.

And on TVO tonight, historian Helen Castor takes her shot at TV celebrity with She-Wolves, a series of docs on the early queens of England.  This one's news to me because demon publicist Alyssa Schimmel of acornmedia made it her business to bring it to my attention.