Parents' Guide to

Solving History with Olly Steeds

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Charismatic host follows footsteps from the past.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

This show is for all ages specially for kids with Open mind

I love it. Comming from Russia it teaches me history I don't know, keep it up. Doing a Great job

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

need a new camera stratagy

We like the show and are interested. However the camera angles and quick movement, sudden jolts and zooming in and out is so distracting it's hard to watch the program. It gives us a headache.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

If you're striking out on a treasure hunt -- even a virtual one -- a lot rides on the appeal of your guide, and Steeds' enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for his work makes the journey a real treat for viewers. He leaves no stone unturned in his quest for the truth, and his travels take him all over the world and introduce him to an array of people from little-known cultures. In other words, there's no shortage of educational content here.

But don't be misled by the show's title. Steeds rarely uncovers any definitive evidence to put historical mysteries to bed -- though he does make some new discoveries and interpret existing clues to pose intriguing theories. For teens and adults, Solving History is an exciting, Indiana Jones-like tour of history, but the heady material and potential for confusing and sometimes violent cultural practices ensures that it's not for young kids.

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