Fun new short run series Time Commanders continues on BBC Four this Monday 19 December with it’s second episode.
On 18 June 1815, some 200,000 men fought in what would be the most important land battle Europe had ever seen: the Battle of Waterloo.
This is a showdown between two of history’s military giants: Wellington with his British and Allied army, and Napoleon Bonaparte with his French Imperial Guard.
In episode two, a team of aquarium workers will fight as Napoleon and his French forces, as they attempt to march across Europe and dominate the continent once more. Standing in their way, a team of competitive archers, representing The Iron Duke himself, will head a coalition force of British and Allied armies, intent on stopping Napoleon in his tracks. Who will emerge victorious, and can history be rewritten?
Hosted by Gregg Wallace, Time Commanders is the show that lets ordinary members of the public go toe-to-toe with the world’s greatest generals. Using cutting-edge simulations, they re-fight some of the most significant battles from history – offering an innovative mix of genuine history and game show competition.
Time Commanders Episode 2 (of 3) airs on BBC Four Monday 19 December, 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm