November 16, 2014
BBC announces Magna Carta “Taking Liberties” season
The BBC has today announced it will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta with Taking Liberties – a collection of thought-provoking new commissions from across the BBC that will not only explore Magna Carta’s history and influence but will also examine the current state of democracy.
The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall says: “I am delighted to announce this new season marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The BBC should be the place where the great events in our nation’s history are commemorated. Michael Cockerell, David Starkey, Melvyn Bragg, Amanda Vickery, Nick Robinson and Helena Kennedy QC amongst others will be presenting a season of programmes examining what Magna Carta’s key themes of freedom, power and justice mean to Britain and the world today.”
The BBC’s season will form part of an extensive range of events and activities across the country to mark the anniversary. The BBC has been working closely with the British Library and the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee to develop this collection of programmes.”
Click BBC Taking Liberties Press Release to download more information about the BBC’s Magna Carta programmes.