Channel 4 has announced a slate of forthcoming single history films for the winter schedule 2011 and 2012.
The one-off films include Britain’s Wicca Man, which “tells the extraordinary story of Britain’s fastest growing religious group – Wicca – and of its creator, an eccentric Englishman called Gerald Gardner.
Historian and leading expert in Pagan studies, Professor Ronald Hutton, explores Gardner’s story and experiences first hand Wicca’s growing influence throughout Britain today.
Born of a nudist colony in 1930s Dorset, Wicca rapidly grew from a small New Forest coven to a worldwide religion in the space of just 70 years. It’s a journey that takes in tales of naked witches casting spells to ward off Hitler, tabloid hysteria about human sacrifices and Gerald Gardner himself appearing on Panorama.”
Producer/Director: Andrew Abbott/Russell Leven
Executive Producer: Ross Wilson
Production Company: Matchlight