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A History of Ancient Britain

Orkney's Stone Age Temple

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Using 3D graphics, Neil Oliver explores a recently-discovered 5,000-year-old temple in Orkney that has triggered new thoughts about the beliefs of Neolithic people. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Series Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 2: Age of Ancestors

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 7 hours

Neil Oliver continues the epic story of how Britain came to be. He focuses on the great social transformation: a change from hunting and gathering to farming. Show more

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 2

Episode 2: Age of Warriors

Duration: 1 hour

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

Continuing his epic story of Britain and its peoples, Neil Oliver encounters the age of the Celts - a time of warriors, druids and kings of unimaginable wealth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 2

Episode 4: Age of Romans

Duration: 1 hour

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

Neil Oliver completes his epic journey through thousands of years of ancient history with the modern marvels of Rome and the very beginnings of history itself. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 2

Episode 3: Age of Invasion

Duration: 1 hour

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

Continuing his epic story, Neil Oliver reaches a pivotal moment: when Celtic Britain was ripped apart by the world's greatest empire - Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 3: Age of Cosmology

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 days

Neil Oliver continues the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be. He explores the age of the first cosmological priests, back in the Stone Age. Show more

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 4: Age of Bronze

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 18 days

Neil Oliver continues his tour of Britain's past with the arrival of metals and how they ushered in a new age of social mobility, international trade and village life. Show more

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 1: Age of Ice

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Neil Oliver begins the epic story of the evolution of Britain and its occupants, beginning with the struggle for survival in the brutal world of the last ice age. Show more

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 2

Episode 1: Age of Iron

Duration: 1 hour

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

Neil Oliver continues his epic story of how Britain came to be. It's 1,000 BC and the end of the Bronze Age: economic meltdown, climate change and social crisis. Show more