By The Sword Divided

About the time I was proudly carrying a Cadbury's Fingers tin full of 1/300th ECW figures backwards and forwards to the school wargaming club there was, on BBC 1 on Sunday nights "By The Sword Divided". Adding fuel to my ECW fire, the timing was perfect.

Fast forward 40 years and I saw the complete box set on Amazon. Bought it expecting a good trip down memory lane. If you fancy a similar trip, go elsewhere. It looks really dated. The first series hasn't aged well: wooden acting, flimsy sets, the best bit is the title sequence. And in case you watch it, and start wondering "that voice sounds familiar"... it's David Archer from Ambridge way.

The second series has faired a bit better. Clearly the budget for this series was quite a bit bigger. Better storyline and script too.

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