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Bettany Hughes examines the story of the god of wine, revelry, theatre and excess. She visits Jordan, Georgia, Greece and Britain to discover his origins, modern presence and role in the development of civilisation.
I like very much the package of sights presented in this Tv show. It's interesting, verbally very well presented, with some new details, formerly unknown to me. And I like the passionate approach of the author, probably I would feel the same. She is charming, and as a women I really do not find how someone is disturbed because she's wearing a skirt. She is not a man. Oh, well.
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