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The Boats That Built Britain

Episode 1: The Matthew

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Sailor and writer Tom Cunliffe sails the Matthew, the boat in which John Cabot left Bristol in 1497 and landed 3,000 miles later in what we now know is North America. Show more

Marine biologist Monty Halls investigates fishing in Cornwall. Monty works round the clock on a deep-sea trawler and discovers the impact these boats have on marine environments. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Monty Halls
Executive Producer:
Steve Robinson
Producer:
Jamie Balment
Director:
Jamie Balment
Series Producer:
James Smith

Simon explores the early years of Spain's 2,000-year history, its emergence as the battleground of empires and its golden age under the Cordoba Caliphate. Show more

Dan Cruickshank returns to his childhood home of Warsaw to explore the memories of the city, which the Nazis razed to the ground in World War Two, and the memories of its people. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely
Producer:
Tim Dunn
Director:
Tim Dunn

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for 6 months

Sam Willis looks at urban crime, fraud and corruption in the 18th century, uncovering a fascinating rogues' gallery of charmers, fraudsters and villains. Show more

Marine biologist Monty Halls investigates fishing in Cornwall. Monty works round the clock on a deep-sea trawler and discovers the impact these boats have on marine environments. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Monty Halls
Executive Producer:
Steve Robinson
Producer:
Jamie Balment
Director:
Jamie Balment
Series Producer:
James Smith

Simon explores the early years of Spain's 2,000-year history, its emergence as the battleground of empires and its golden age under the Cordoba Caliphate. Show more

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