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Armed with his 1913 guide, Michael Portillo takes the most popular Edwardian route through France. He travels south to the Cote d'Azur and Monte Carlo. Show more
Neil Oliver joins a team of historians and scientists investigating the final resting place of Alfred the Great as they exhume the contents of an unmarked grave. Show more
Dr Nina Ramirez reveals the codes and messages hidden in Anglo-Saxon art by examining artefacts like the Sutton Hoo Treasures, the Staffordshire Hoard and the Franks Casket. Show more
Dr Ben Robinson retraces the dramatic last days of King John, famous for accepting Magna Carta, and uncovers the legend of his lost treasure. Show more
In 1944 RAF Mosquito bombers demolished the walls of Amiens Jail in what became known as Operation Jericho. The reasons behind the raid remain a mystery. Martin Shaw investigates. Show more
Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms, revealing where these 2,000-year-old problem-solvers came from, how they work and what they have achieved. Show more
A film telling the unlikely story of how, between 1929 and 1945, a group of tweed-wearing radicals and pin-striped bureaucrats created the British documentary genre. Show more