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A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 1: Age of Ice

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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 1

Episode 3: Age of Cosmology

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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 2: Age of Ancestors

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

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 1

Episode 4: Age of Bronze

Duration: 1 hour

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

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