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Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 1: Stonehenge

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

An investigation into a radical theory that Stonehenge, far from being a place of burial as is commonly assumed, was in fact a place of healing. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 2: Britain's Forgotten Floods

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Simon Haslett and Ted Bryant examine the phenomenon of British tsunamis, believing that the Bristol Channel flood of 1607 was in fact a tsunami. Presented by Vanessa Collingridge. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 12: In Shackleton's Footsteps

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A group of men follow in the footsteps of their ancestors who, under the leadership of Ernest Shackleton, tried to become the first men to reach the South Pole. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Sean Smith
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 8: The Real Bonnie and Clyde

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

With unprecedented access to gang members' memoirs, family archives and recently released police records, Timewatch goes in search of the true story of Bonnie and Clyde. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Chris Wilson
Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 10: WWI Aces Falling

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Edward Mannock and James McCudden were two of Britain's great fighter aces in World War One. This is the story of their battle to survive and the mystery surrounding one's death. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
James Hayes

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 5: The Last Day of World War One

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Palin reveals the shocking truth that soldiers continued to be killed in battle after the First World War armistice had been signed. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 11: Pyramid - The Last Secret

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Looking at a radical theory from French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin on how the ancient Egyptians raised huge stone blocks to the top of the Great Pyramid. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 6: Queen Elizabeth's Lost Guns

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

A mile off the coast of Alderney lies a shipwreck that could rewrite English naval history. Saul David joins a team of divers as they raise the ship's cannons. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Saul David
Producer:
Ian Denyer
Producer:
James Hayes

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 7: QE2 - The Final Voyage

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Timewatch joins the crew and passengers on board Britain's favourite ship as the QE2 leaves Southampton for the last time and glides gracefully into retirement after over 40 years. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Praed
Participant:
Ben Kingsley
Participant:
Tony Curtis
Participant:
Simon Weston
Participant:
Jeffrey Archer
Participant:
Terry Waite
Participant:
Tony Benn

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 4: Young Victoria

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The story of how an unassuming little girl grew to be Queen Victoria, one of the most powerful women in the world, amid battles with her scheming mother, the Duchess of Kent. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

The Boxer Rebellion

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One West Midlands

Timewatch exclusively reveals the dramatic true story behind the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, when Imperial troops and Chinese rebels laid siege to the diplomatic quarter in Beijing. Show more

Timewatch

2008-2009

Episode 9: Captain Cook: The Man Behind the Legend

Duration: 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Vanessa Collingridge travels in the footsteps of legendary explorer Captain James Cook to uncover the forces that drove him to success - and ultimately to his own death. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Andrew Ferns
Executive Producer:
James Hayes