Award Winning Towton Video


Towton’s  centrepiece trailer, narrated by Robert Hardy, won an award at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards ceremony on Monday 11th June for “best promotional” video. It faced stiff competition from fellow short-listed entrants but surged to victory in a nail-biting finish.

The award went to TBS friend and producer Roger Keech who acknowledges the superb acting skills of our patron, Robert Hardy and the contribution from TBS.

The idea was spawned one autumnal evening in the Greyhound at Saxton by our Web Design Team of Dave Skillen, Chris Murphy and Peter Algar.
The boys put a lot of painstaking work [and several beers!] into the script and Roger picked up on this to weave a fantastic story about our battle.

Thanks must also go to Mark Taylor and Jill Thorley for approving the
initial budget.

TBS Chairman Mark Taylor says, “This is a tremendous achievement for TBS. It is a great feather in our cap.  The broad skillset of TBS never ceases to amaze me.”

5 Responses to Award Winning Towton Video

  1. Karen Ladniuk says:

    Excellent video about Towton Battle.Robert Hardy is a fantastic narrator and gives a perfect dramatic interpretation to the event. I have visited the battlefield area some years ago and couldn’t afford not being touched by this wonderful recreation. Congratulations to the Towton Battlefield Society.

  2. Anthony Richadson says:

    Fantastic video which we followed up on Monday, Sept. 9th with a walk all around the battlefield site including visits to Saxton Church and the Lead Chapel.
    Well done to all of you involved in the project which certainly inspired us to visit the site.

    • admin says:


      Many thanks for the kind comments. The video is fantastic as you say and I’m glad to see it inspired you to walk the battllefield.
      Did you know that each Palm Sunday the Towton Battlefield Society has a Commemoration Eevent at Towton with living history, guided battlefield walks and much more.
      Next years event is on Sunday 24th March 2013. Hope to see you there.

      David Skillen
      Towton Battlefield Society

  3. R J Prawdzik says:

    Great to read about the video. Where is the link to watch it?

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