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Julia Bradbury walks along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, the highlight of which is a two-mile flight of 30 locks which lower it by 220 feet. Show more
Series exploring the history of Africa. This episode looks at the tremendous changes that took place across the continent between the 15th and 18th centuries. Show more
Helen Castor explores the lives of the Tudor queens Jane, Mary and Elizabeth, and how each struggled with wearing a crown that was made for a male head. Show more
Lucy Worsley learns the 17th-century art of horse ballet, leading up to a public performance. She explores its origins, witnesses displays abroad and discovers its legacies. Show more
From the midst of prehistory to a bunker beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures reflect everything that has been held as sacred. Show more