Zeitzeichen (WDR)

In the programme ‘Zeitzeichen’ (‘time signal’) by the German public broadcasting company WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) I have been interviewed for the broadcast on the attack on Lindisfarne (8. Juni 793 – Wikinger überfallen die englische Klosterinsel Lindisfarne). The 15 min. broadcast covers aspects of the whole Viking Age and takes the anniversary of the incident at Lindisfarne in 793 just as a starting point.

Terra X (ARTE/ZDF)

Screenshot of the German documentary ‘Große Mythen aufgedeckt – Das Rätsel um König Artus’

‘Terra X’ is a brand used by the German public TV broadcasting company ZDF for documentaries about history, nature, archeology, and science. For a mini series ‘Great Myths’ I was interviewed for the episode on ‘King Arthur’ directed by Saskia Weisheit. The script was written by Jan Karitzky. It was broadcasted in November 2021 on ARTE and in December 2021 on ZDF. You have still time until 2031 to watch it in the ‘ZDF Mediathek’, so there’s no excuse … (unless you don’t understand German, of course).

Kalenderblatt (Deutschlandfunk)

I have been interviewed for several broadcasts of the ‘Kalenderblatt’ (‘calendar sheet’), a programme that looks at important dates and events in history by the radio station Deutschlandfunk. All the broadcasts in which I collaborated were written by Winfried Dolderer.


1120 vor der Normandie: Der Untergang des Weißen Schiffs (1120 Offshore Normandy: The White Ship Disaster)


Vor 1225 Jahren: Wikingerüberfall auf Kloster Lindisfarne (1225 years ago: Viking raid on Lindisfarne Abbey)


Vor 950 Jahren: Sieg der Normannen über die Angelsachsen bei Hastings (950 years ago: The Normans beat the English at Hastings)

Interviews in other media

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