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Asa Briggs (1921–2016)

Asa Briggs was born on May 7, 1921 in Keighley, Yorkshire, England. He is known for his work on Lost Worlds (2002), Towards 2000 (1964) and Arena (1975). He was married to Susan Briggs. He died on March 15, 2016 in Lewes, East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Lost Worlds Miscellaneous Crew
Towards 2000 Himself
Arena Himself


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 2002 Lost Worlds (TV Series documentary) (historical consultant - 1 episode)
- The Search for Troy (2002) ... (historical consultant)
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 2015 The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler (TV Movie)
Himself - Veteran, Hut 6
 2011 Codebreaker (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Codebreaker, Bletchley Park
 2005 Timeshift (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Historian
 1993 Arena (TV Series documentary)
 1982 Question Time (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 November 1982 (1982) ... Himself (as Lord Asa Briggs)
 1975 The Book Programme (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.25 (1975) ... Himself (as Professor Asa Briggs)
 1965 Towards 2000 (TV Series)
- The Festival of Britain (1965) ... Himself
- Education: The Way Ahead (1965) ... Himself
 1963 This Nation Tomorrow (TV Mini-Series)
- Positive Government (1963) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Book: "They Saw It Happen", 1961 See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Asa Briggs | Professor Asa Briggs

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After the war, he became an expert in the Victorian period, and wrote several books during a career at universities including Oxford and Princeton. His five volumes on the history of broadcasting in the UK was often described as "the unofficial history of the BBC". He helped establish the Open University and Sussex University. See more »

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