Taylor Downing

Retracing The Steps

An intimate understanding of John Buchan with a scholarly reading of the immense mass of his papers 

The Nuclear Confrontation

An invigorating take on the Cold War reveals the views of Russian scientists, politicians and senior military figures.

Night Will Fall

After 70 years, a visual record of the liberation of Belsen has been restored.

History on TV: The Great War

Taylor Downing looks at the making of the pioneering television series that launched BBC2 and marked the 50th anniversary of the First World War.

A Record to Bragg About

During the First World War, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist William Lawrence Bragg devised a system to locate enemy guns, which made a dramatic impact on the Allied war effort and beyond, says Taylor Downing.

The World at War

This month marks the 40th anniversary of one of television’s greatest history documentary series. Taylor Downing celebrates The World at War.

The Olympics on Film

London 2012 will be the biggest television spectacle ever. Taylor Downing reflects on the extraordinary links between the Olympics and the moving picture throughout their histories.

The RAF: On Record, Off Target

Taylor Downing appreciates the continuing relevance of an article questioning the accuracy of popular views of the wartime RAF.