John Julius Norwich


JJN has written and presented some 30 historical documentary films for the BBC, on subjects which include the Fall of Constantinople, Napoleon's Hundred Days, Cortes and Montezuma, the Antiquities of Turkey (a six-part series entitled The Gates of Asia), Maximilian of Mexico, Toussaint l'Ouverture of Haiti, the Knights of Malta and the Death of the Prince Imperial in the Zulu War.

In 1985 he presented a series of three 50-minute programmes designed to complement the Treasure Houses of Britain exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
In 1990 he collaborated with the distinguished musicologist H.C. Robbins Landon on Maestro, a five-part series on the history of music in Venice over the past 500 years.