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History Detectives 

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Researchers identify how historical significance gathered them into wondering how past events occurred.
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Series cast summary:
Elyse Luray Elyse Luray ...  Herself - Auctioneer and Appraiser / ... 89 episodes, 2003-2012
Tukufu Zuberi ...  Himself - Sociologist / ... 88 episodes, 2003-2011
Gwendolyn Wright Gwendolyn Wright ...  Herself - Architectural Historian / ... 88 episodes, 2003-2011
Wes Cowan Wes Cowan ...  Himself - Auctioneer and Appraiser 88 episodes, 2003-2011
Eduardo Pagán Eduardo Pagán ...  Himself - Professor of History / ... 21 episodes, 2009-2012
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Researchers identify how historical significance gathered them into wondering how past events occurred.

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TV-14
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Official Sites:

PBS | PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

History Detectives: Special Investigation See more »

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Lion Television See more »
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Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.66 : 1
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Watching the Detectives
(Series theme song)
Written and Performed by Elvis Costello
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Great fun History
28 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

This is a great way to look into great history stories. The premise is that viewers send in their personal artifacts that the show's experts investigate. This PBS show is reminiscent of Antiques Roadshow except that it's much more in depth and they don't talk about money. Both of which is a plus in my view.

The experts are well spoken and photogenic. It has an infinite number of possible stories to tell. And so far, it hasn't run out of good stories. Although some artifacts seem more of a setup. Some of the viewers seem to already know what they are sending in. I'm sure that there is a lot of TV reconstruction around each find. That's a minor problem. I still find this a very compelling watch. It's a great way to see history from the ground up taking the small pieces to examine the big events.


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