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With exclusive access to a major new excavation, Alice Roberts discovers what King Arthur's Britain was like, including surprisingly modern connections we all share with our past. Show more


Alice Roberts
Executive Producer:
Belinda Cherrington
Susannah Zeff
Andy Lloyd
Hugh Lewis
Kenny Scott
Production Company:
360 Production

Simon Armitage traces the evolution of the Arthurian legend through the literature of the medieval age and reveals that King Arthur is not the great national hero we think he is. Show more

Handmade in Japan

Series 1

Episode 1: Samurai Sword

Duration: 28 minutes

on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Series looking at traditional Japanese crafts. On Kyushu, a family of Samurai sword makers continue a tradition their ancestors began 230 years ago. Show more


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