America Unearthed

TV appearances

Tony McMahon – making history popular on TV!

Some of the recent programmes I’ve been appearing on including William Shatner’s The UnXplained and Secrets of the Lost Ark. Topics I’ve discussed on TV documentaries have included the Holy Grail, Britain’s royal palaces, the real King Arthur, the crucifixion of Jesus, the existence of UFOs and the secrets behind some of the world’s top scientific discoveries.

Contact for broadcast: casting@pastpreservers.com or tonymcmahon@rostraconsulting.com

Take a look at my showreel to see some of the documentaries I’ve been appearing in such as Strange Evidence on Discovery and dressing up as Henry VIII on ITV.

Contact for broadcast: casting@pastpreservers.com or tonymcmahon@rostraconsulting.com

You can find me on IMDb Pro with a full updated list of TV documentaries I’ve been appearing on:

I’m always up for finding new ways to make history even more fun! On ITV, I dressed up as one of my favourite monarchs – Henry VIII…(Twenty Twenty TV featuring Julie Walters).

Or you might have caught me with comedian Rob Riggle on location looking for the Holy Grail in Scotland – go to one 1 minute, 18 seconds to see me in the show’s trailer:

On UKTV, I caused a bit of a stir by discussing Queen Victoria’s love of drugs…

On Discovery’s Strange Evidence – I investigated very odd footage of three foot tall human beings who might be part of a long lost tribe in south east Asia.

Then there was that time Jamie Theakston came round to my house to talk about the mysteries of the Knights Templar…

Here I am in season five of Forbidden History, broadcast in 2019, talking about those rumours that Adolf Hitler only had one properly descended testicle!

PROGRAMMES I HAVE APPEARED IN:

Secrets of the Royal Palaces – Channel 5

  • Appearing in episodes on Hampton Court Palace, Whitehall Palace, Versailles and Kensington Palace – broadcast 2022

The UnXplained – William Shatner – History

  • Broadcast from late 2021

Secrets of the Lost Ark – Discovery Science

  • Appeared in four episodes broadcast 2021

Rob Riggle Global Investigator – Discovery Science

  • Episode on the Knights Templar broadcast 2020

Strange Evidence – Discovery Science

  • Filmed in late 2021 for the 2022 season
  • Have appeared in many episodes over the last three seasons

America Unearthed – Discovery Travel

  • Presented by Scott Wolter. Appeared in the episode: Exodus of the Templars. First broadcast July 2019

NASA Unexplained Files – Discovery Science

  • Appeared in several episodes broadcast 2019

Forbidden History – UKTV/Yesterday TV

Filming in 2022 for series seven.

Appeared in the following episodes of series six, filmed in September 2019

  • First broadcast 2020: Crystal skulls
  • First broadcast 2020: Moses the prophet
  • First broadcast 2020: The real Noah
  • First broadcast 2020: Hidden Japanese gold on the Philippines
  • First broadcast 2020: Nazis and the occult

Appeared in the following episodes of series five:

  • First broadcast 2018: Series five. Episode One. Uncovering the Historical Jesus
  • First broadcast 2018: Series five. Episode Two. The Stasi – Behind the Berlin Wall
  • First broadcast 2018: Series five. Episode Three. The Nazi Treasure Quest
  • First broadcast 2018: Series five. Episode Four. The Real James Bond
  • First broadcast 2018: Series five. Episode Five. The Dead Sea Scrolls Conspiracy

Also

  • First broadcast 2017: Series four. Episode Four. The Dark Truths of the Templars

Buried – History channel – presented by Mikey Kay and Garth Baldwin. A documentary series on the Knights Templar to accompany History’s Templar ten-part drama Knightfall:

  • First broadcast in the United States 2017 (UK 2018): Series one. Episode Four. Land of Secrets (the Templars in Portugal)

The Big Audition – ITV – a prime-time ITV 1 series where contestants vie for a very interesting job.

  • Broadcast on ITV on 5 October, 2018 at 21:00 to a prime-time audience. I was in full costume as King Henry VIII. The show was reviewed with my image in national media including The Sun newspaper.

Private Lives of the Monarchs – UKTV/Yesterday TV and other channels globally – presented by Tracy Borman, curator of the Royal Palaces. Tony McMahon appeared in the following episodes:

  • First broadcast 2017: Series Two. Episode One. Queen Victoria
  • First broadcast 2017: Series Two. Episode Two. George III and the Prince Regent
  • First broadcast 2017: Series Two. Episode Three. Louis XIV
  • First broadcast 2017: Series Two. Episode Four. Charles II
  • First broadcast 2017: Series Two. Episode Five. Henry VIII

Private Lives – UKTV/Yesterday TV and other channels globally – presented by Tracy Borman. Tony McMahon appears in the following episodes, first half of 2019:

  • Series Three. Broadcast March, 2019. Princess Margaret
  • Series Three. Broadcast March 2019. Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson
  • Series Three. Broadcast March 2019. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis
  • Series Three. Broadcast March 2019. Napoleon
  • Series Three. Broadcast April 2019. Peter the Great
  • Series Three. Broadcast April 2019. Al Capone

Four Rooms Channel 4 – presented by Sarah Beeny

  • First broadcast December 2017: Series three. Episode 1

In March 2019, talking about the scandals around Princess Margaret – sister of Queen Elizabeth II and featured in the Netflix series, The Crown

Why did the notorious English king Henry VIII have no friends later in life?

Same TV series – but a different monarch. Victoria and Abdul – the real story of Queen Victoria’s relationship with her Indian servant and his introduction of curry to the royal court.

On Forbidden History presented by Jamie Theakston. We discuss the mysteries of the Knights Templar at my house in London for an episode broadcast in the spring of 2017. I appeared in every episode of Forbidden History in 2018 discussing topics as varied as the historical Jesus, the East German Stasi secret police and the real James Bond.

Filming with the History channel in Portugal in the summer of 2017 for the Knight Templar documentary series Buried (broadcast in the US in 2017 and the UK in 2018) made to complement the multi-million dollar drama series Knightfall.

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