TV appearances

Tony McMahon – making history popular on TV!

Beardy History appears regularly on Discovery, History, UKTV, ITV and other TV channels commenting on the history of UFO sightings; mysteries of the Knights Templar; royal scandals and murders as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nazi art theft and the historical Jesus. Full details below.

2019 will see appearances on Discovery’s Strange EvidenceAmerican Unearthed and NASA’S Unexplained Files. The man with the beard will also feature in UKTV’s new series Private Lives talking about Napoleon, Princess Margaret Hitler and Al Capone. Appropriately, given the beard, he recently 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 read on!

Contact for broadcast: tonymcmahon@rostraconsulting.com

Professional profile: https://beardyhistory.com/

Strange Evidence – Discovery Science

  • Filmed November, 2018. Several episodes covering the secret of El Dorado, UFO sightings and strange sightings during the Japanese tsunami. Will broadcast in the United States in 2019

America Unearthed – Discovery Travel

  • Filmed January, 2019. Episode on the Knights Templar. Will broadcast later in 2019

NASA Unexplained Files – Discovery Science

  • Filmed February, 2019. Several episodes. Will broadcast later in 2019

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 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 appeared in the following episodes:

  • 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

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

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Looking at why the Dead Sea Scrolls are such an incredible discovery changing our views on the bible – but also throwing up a great deal of mystery! (Forbidden History – UKTV)

The secret Nazi gold train believed to be hidden within a mountain in Poland!

Investigating the Knights Templar with Yesterday presenter Jamie Theakston!

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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