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A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 3

Episode 2: Victoria and Her Sisters

Duration: 1 hour

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

A look at the social and economic changes which took place during Queen Victoria's reign, such as industrialisation and changing roles for women. Show more

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 3

Episode 3: The Empire of Good Intentions

Duration: 1 hour

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

How the liberal politics and free-market economics of the British Empire unravelled, leading to the potato famine in Ireland and mutiny in India. Show more

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 3

Episode 4: The Two Winstons

Duration: 1 hour

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

Examining the 20th century through the lives of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who both wrote about the Depression, empire, world wars and the Cold War. Show more

A History of Britain by Simon Schama

Series 3

Episode 1: Forces of Nature

Duration: 1 hour

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

In a programme focusing on the French Revolution, Simon Schama explores why the British proved immune to the siren call of liberty, equality and fraternity. Show more