TV Historian - Expert Appearances.
Hallie appears regularly on documentary, news and current event programmes for TV and Radio. She has featured on programmes such as;
* The Cinema Show BBC4 (February 2006); as a guest film reviewer of Lasse Hallstrom’s Casanova
* The History of Prostitution Sky One (June 2006)
* Balderdash & Piffle, ‘X Rated’ BBC2 (June 2007)
* The Age of Excess: When Britain Went Too Far BBC4 (October 2007)
* The Beauty of Maps, BBC4 (April 2010)
* History Cold Case, BBC2 (May 2010)
* The Untold Great Fire, Channel 4 (June 2010)
* Titanic: The Mission, Channel 4 (October 2010)
*Mud Men, History Channel (March 2011)
*Find My Past: Royal Scandal, The Yesterday Channel (December 2011)
* Red Hot History: Casanova, History Channel Canada (TBC 2012)
* The Best of Enemies; A Love/Hate History of Britain and France, Arte France (June 2012)
* Des Racines & Des Ailes; Londres, France 3 (May 2012)
* Harlots, Housewives and Heroines (with Lucy Worsley); BBC 4 (May - June 2012)
* Haunted London, Travel Channel, USA (July 2012)
* Find My Past: The Great Fire of London, The Yesterday Channel (November 2012)
...And as Living With the Dead’s historian (season 2, Living TV, 2009)
In 2006 the BBC created a 30-minute documentary entitled The Harlots Handbook based on Hallie’s book The Covent Garden Ladies which was broadcast as part of BBC4’s The Century That Made Us season. As the presenter of the documentary, Hallie took the audience on a journey through the dark streets of the Georgian underworld, one which revealed the history of the Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies and the lives of the prostitutes detailed within it.
Watch The Harlots Handbook:
-- http://www.mytvblog.org/?p=5428 --
Read Hallie’s article about the Harris’s List on the BBC’s Century That Made Us webpage for:
-- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour --
What the Critics said about The Harlots Handbook:
…This was a documentary that struck the right balance between the informative and the titillating…thoughtful yet watchable television…a valuable counterweight to the loftier philosophical programmes in BBC4’s Enlightenment season.
Victor Lewis Smith, The Evening Standard
…This wickedly entertaining documentary presented by historian Hallie Rubenhold takes us behind Harris’s List to the doorways and garrets of Georgian London and shows us just how little has changed today.
Sarah Hughes, The Observer
Anybody who believes that the Georgian era was a time of gracious elegance and refinement will find their preconceptions challenged by this unapologetically prurient documentary…it…has a lot of fun sending its presenter, the comely historian Hallie Rubenhold, walking down red-lit London streets in a trench coat…this is the kind of popular history sure of seducing an audience. (Chosen as the Sunday Times ‘Pick of the Day’ for the 29th of June 2006, and the History ‘Pick of the Week’)
Victoria Segal, The Sunday Times