Popular historian Tony Robinson (Time Team, Walking Through History), journeys to the American West to uncover the facts about some of the most infamous individuals in American History. From Custer's Last Stand and the Battle of Little Big Horn to the gunfight at the OK Corral and death of Jesse James, this is a history of the West like no other.
Enthralled by Western movies as a child in London’s East End, Robinson now sets out across the Great Plains to uncover the to expose the untold story of the Wild West, and reveal the true stories of those who tamed the American wilderness. Using exclusive, never-before-seen 3D stereoscopic photographs and with the help of distinguished historians, Robinson is able to shed new light on the 50-year period following the end of the US Civil War in 1865 when all the western territories in America were opened up to be exploited and demonstrate how characters like Buffalo Bill were able to capitalise on the ever-expanding media of the time to promote the mythology of the region and become one of the world’s first global superstars.
Tony Robinson’s Wild West is on DVD from March 1st.