Continental philosophers such as Voltaire claimed the limelight, but here Professor Roy Porter states the case for the contributions of Britons to Europe's 18th-century Enlightenment.
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Christmas is overshadowed by a tragedy in part six, and Jamie faces a crisis of conscience.
First shown on BBC2
Rebecca v Jane Eyre. Proponets John Waish and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig.
A look at the life of Isaac Newton - a scientific genius but a man with a dark side to his character - using drama and interviews with modem experts. Narrated by Bill Paterson.
The story of the British scientist whose legacy was eclipsed after his death by rival Isaac Newton.
A lavish exploration of the arts in 18th-century London by John Brewer.
With sign language.