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What was it like to be a Viking or a squaddie during WWII? In this glorious celebration of British eccentricity we spend time with a group who fills their weekends finding out through battle reenacting. Each week will tell the story of a single battle from a different period of history. Go behind the scenes and witness the hard work and obsession it takes to paint a perfect picture of the past.

Big Bad Battles is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2014.

Where do I stream Big Bad Battles online? Big Bad Battles is available for streaming on FilmRise, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Big Bad Battles on demand at Amazon, Pluto TV online.

1 Season, 6 Episodes
January 1, 2014
Cast: Alex Jordan
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  • Leicester, 2014: US Ranger Steve Pepper has gathered together a crack teacm of weekend warriors to recreate a pivotal moment in the Battle for Normandy. Can his dedicated half-dozen pull it off, or will the weather, British bureaucracy and mechanical problems make it a battle too far?

  • Sometime around 500 AD, the Roman-British forces defeated Saxon invaders at a place called Mount Badon. That victory was linked to the name of a hero -- Arthur. Now, on a wet weekend in Wiltshire, Dan and Matt have gathered weekend warriors from all over northern Europe to re-enact this legendary battle.

  • 1215: King John lays seige to Rochester Castle, which guards the route back to London. Now Dan FitzEdward plans to reenact the siege. But how can he launch an artillery assault, have men falling off ladders and burn down a castle in today's health and safety culture?

  • 1642: the prosperous market town of Marlborough is about to become an early victim of the English Civil War. Today, the ECW Society will restage these events at their biggest re-enactment of the year. But will Roundhead Lord General Stephen Foster stick to the script?

  • In 1014, Brian Boru destroyed a Viking army at Clontarf. 1000 years later, Barry has gathered re-enactors from all over the world to restage this famous battle. Among them is Max, who wants to win the single combat competition, but first he must persuade Security to let him on-site before the battle begins.

  • June 1813: the Duke of Wellington smashes the French at the Battle of Vitoria. Steve wants to restage this battle. His wife Elaine hates re-enacting but is determined to make it work for her husband. But first, they've got to stop the British commander from hitting his French counterpart.

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