BBC's Channel 4 takes on Hastings

In mid-May, 2009, Channel 4 of the BBC premiered a two-part mini-series dramatizing the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The film, 1066: the Battle for Middle Earth, was directed by Justin Hardy who was interviewed for the Telegraph.

1066 was filmed on location in Yorkshire and Sussex and featured an international cast including Mike Bailey and Francis Magee. From the Channel 4 press announcement:

1066 reveals the untold story of the Norman conquest, not through the eyes of kings and conquerors, but from the perspective of the common man. This ambitious two-part, feature-length original drama sheds new light on one of British history's defining moments from the viewpoint of the ordinary villagers caught up in the chaos.