Pom­peii’s Fi­nal Hours: New Ev­i­dence

The Daily Examiner - - TV GUIDE -

SBS, 7.35pm

This melo­dra­matic doc­u­men­tary fea­tures some quite dis­tress­ing scenes. It’s fas­ci­nat­ing stuff, but also quite stom­ach-churn­ing as one of the world’s most fa­mous nat­u­ral dis­as­ters is in­ves­ti­gated. But there’s thank­fully a bit of hu­mour among the death and destruc­tion. Premier­ing tonight, his­to­rian Bet­tany Hughes and ar­chae­ol­o­gist Rak­sha Dave ex­plore what life was like in the fi­nal days of the doomed an­cient Ro­man city of Pom­peii. Po­lit­i­cal jour­nal­ist John Sergeant joins the duo, call­ing him­self the “nov­elty act”.

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