TV appearances

Tony McMahon – making history popular on TV!

Beardy History can be seen on your TV screens commenting on the real James Bond, the historical Jesus, the mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls or Nazi Art Theft!

He has also popped up on ITV dressed as Henry VIII. If you would like a man with a luxuriant beard making history popular and fun on your TV programme – then full details below!

Contact for broadcast: tonymcmahon@rostraconsulting.com

Professional profile: https://beardyhistory.com/

Forbidden History – UKTV/Yesterday TV and other channels globally – presented by Jamie Theakston. Tony McMahon appeared in the following episodes:

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

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

  • Series One. Filmed for spring 2019 broadcast. Princess Margaret
  • Series One. Filmed for spring 2019 broadcast. Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson
  • Series One. Filmed for spring 2019 broadcast. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis
  • Series One. Filmed for spring 2019 broadcast. Napoleon
  • Series One. Filmed for spring 2019 broadcast. Peter the Great
  • Series One. Filmed for spring 2019 broadcast. Al Capone

Four Rooms Channel 4 – presented by Sarah Beeny

  • First broadcast December 2017: Series three. Episode 1

Below: Appearing as Henry VIII on ITV’s The Big Audition in October, 2018

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On UKTV’s Private Lives of the Monarchs discussing the miserable death of King George IV – first broadcast November 2017.

Victoria and Abdul – the real story of Queen Victoria’s relationship with her Indian servant and his introduction of curry to the royal court – UKTV’s Private Lives of the Monarchs

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’ll be appearing 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 made to complement the multi-million dollar drama series Knightfall.

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Appearing in the Daily Mail promoting ITV’s The Big Audition dressed as Henry VIII

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