Susan Hardman Moore interviewed for BBC docudrama on the Mayflower pilgrims

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Expert contributor to docudrama, "The Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth", first shown on BBC2, repeated on BBC4.

Period26 May 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe Mayflower Pilgrims: Behind the Myth
    Media name/outletBBC Two
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1 hour
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionDocumentary exploring the Pilgrims' journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century. The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 has come to define the founding moment of America, celebrated each year at Thanksgiving. This drama documentary, based on governor William Bradford's extraordinary eye-witness account, reveals the grim truth behind their voyage across the Atlantic.

    The Pilgrims' story has come to define the founding moment of America and all it stands for. It is remembered as a pious crusade aimed at founding a Puritan paradise. However, their journey from a harsh, often violent part of England to a colony assured of survival less than ten years later is also one of wealth, cruelty and entrepreneurial genius.
    PersonsSusan Hardman Moore