The material on the site was originally commissioned by the BBC, and was broadcast between 2005 and 2007 as a series of five hour-long programmes. ‘Timelines: Nation & Empire’ won the British Academy Award for best educational resource in 2006. The series was written, directed and presented by Andrew Chater, and produced by Lodestar Productions and October Films.
In 2010, Timelines.tv was launched as a free-to-view resource for teachers in UK secondary schools. The site breaks down the video material from the original BBC series along three parallel timelines, following the trajectory of British social, political and ‘imperial’ history. Timelines.tv was conceived and created by Paul Trainor and Andrew Chater, and won the British Academy Award for best educational resource in 2010.
In 2018, the original Flash-based site was relaunched in a simpler format, with video resolution improved.
For more information, please contact Andrew Chater at andrewchater.com, or Paul Trainor at medioto.com.