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The Surprising History of Sex and Love

Presented by Monty Python's Terry Jones

Year: 1997, 49 mins
Code: SEV-Surprising

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Monty Python star Terry Jones presents this award-winning documentary series, featuring Ancient Inventions, The Surprising History of Sex & Love and The Hidden Histories of Egypt and Rome.

The Surprising History of Sex and Love

Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and practices. Terry traces an unexpected route of how sex got from strict social repression to the full-frontal glossies of today.

Other titles in the series:

A fresh and highly original view of some of the ancient world’s most remarkable inventions. History enthusiast Terry Jones takes us on an unconventional,  myth-busting journey revealing the unexpected, whilst discovering that the ancient world was every bit as inventive as our own. THE


Directed by Phil Grabsky

Presented by Terry Jones

“Jones makes history jolly” – The Sunday Telegraph

“Jones’s enthusiasm and humour ensured that this lesson was never a drag….just the sort of mensch who can bring a difficult subject to life” – Evening Standard

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