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Michael Portillo examines the role of the railways in World War I. He begins his journey in the French city of Metz on European tracks built with war in mind. Show more
Martha Kearney retraces the footsteps of 19th-century artist George Victor Du Noyer. Martha examines the movement of power bases from Newgrange to the sumptuous Castletown House. Show more
Documentary following the hopes and ambitions of workers on Bombay's vast railway network, including Mumtaz Kazi, Indian Railways' first fully qualified female train driver. Show more
Documentary which explores the British love of fast, daring and sometimes reckless motorbike riding during a period when home-grown machines were the envy of the world. Show more
Michael Wood tells the story of Mary Arden, an ordinary woman in a time of revolution, whose family is rescued from hardship by her successful eldest son - William Shakespeare. Show more