Description of impactBeach has served as an historical adviser and curatorial consultant to a variety of organisations regarding code-breaking and the history of the world wars. He has worked closely with BBC productions, serving as a consultant to producers, writers and other members of various creative teams. 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 adviser 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, 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (UN SDG)|
|Impact level||Mid Stage Impact|
Activity: Consultancy › Innovation/Business/Enterprise
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review