Description of impactBeach has served as an historical advice and curatorial consultant to a variety of organisations regarding code-breaking and the history of the world wars.
He has been an important contributor to BBC productions, working as a consultant to producers, writers and other members of the creative team. His book Haig’s Intelligence: GHQ and the German Army, 1916-1918 was key to the production of the BBC Radio 4 show Tommies, with a number of the series’ plot-lines based on Beach’s research. He was the historical advisor on intelligence matters for Crimson Field (BBC1) and Home Front (Radio 4). Additionally, he has contributed as a presenter to a BBC Radio 4 documentary about Edith Cavell and a TV documentary about espionage.
Stakeholders/BeneficiariesBBC Producers, scriptwriters, production team etc.; BBC audiences.
How have research outputs led to this impact?Beach's various research on military intelligence, in particular Haig’s Intelligence: GHQ and the German Army, 1916-1918, have revealed previously unknown aspects of the history, which have informed various radio and television productions.
|Category of impact||Cultural impacts|
|Impact level||Mid Stage Impact|
Research output: Book/Report types › Book › Research › peer-review
Activity: Consultancy › Innovation/Business/Enterprise