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A Timewatch Guide

Series 1

Episode 1: The Mary Rose

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Using 40 years of BBC archive footage Dan Snow charts how the Mary Rose was discovered, excavated and raised, and what the latest research has revealed about the ship and her crew. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Participant:
Alex Hildred
Participant:
Christopher Dobbs
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Associate Producer:
Susannah Zeff
Series Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 1

Episode 2: Cleopatra

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Using the BBC film archives, Vanessa Collingridge explores how our view of Cleopatra has changed over the years, and how she has become lost amid myth, cliche and propaganda. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Jo Quinn
Participant:
Joyce Tyldesley
Participant:
Adrian Goldsworthy
Participant:
Mary Hamer
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Associate Producer:
Susannah Zeff
Series Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 1

Episode 3: Roman Britain

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Using years of BBC history archive film, Dr Alice Roberts explores how our views and understanding of Roman Britain have changed and evolved over the decades. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Participant:
Charlotte Higgins
Participant:
Neil Faulkner
Participant:
Adrian Goldsworthy
Participant:
Jo Quinn
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Associate Producer:
Susannah Zeff
Series Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 3

Episode 2: Women, Sex and Society

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Helen Castor examines how the transformation of the rights and role of women that have taken place in Great Britain over the last 100 years has been documented on television. Show more

A Timewatch Guide

Series 2

Episode 3: Queen Elizabeth I

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Using archive film, Vanessa Collingridge examines the life of Elizabeth Tudor - her upbringing, her conflicts with her enemies and her greatest victory against the Spanish Armada. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Neil Younger
Participant:
Susan Doran
Participant:
Anna Whitelock
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 2

Episode 2: The Crusades

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How television's telling of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years and our interpretation of this medieval story has been influenced by modern political and social change. Show more

A Timewatch Guide

Series 3

Episode 3: Russia: A Century of Suspicion

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Military historian Saul David draws on classic Timewatch documentaries and a wide range of BBC archive to examine how television has portrayed Russia through the years. Show more

A Timewatch Guide

Series 2

Episode 4: World War Two

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Saul David uses the BBC archive to examine the most important stories, and how our understanding of them has been re-defined since World War Two ended over 70 years ago. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Saul David
Participant:
Richard Overy
Participant:
Simon Trew
Participant:
Stephen Badsey
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Episode 2: Vikings: Foe or Friend?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Alice Roberts shows how the Vikings' story has changed on TV since the 1960s, from being seen as brutal barbarians, to pioneering traders able to integrate into multiple cultures. Show more

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Episode 3: Dictators and Despots

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Olusoga examines fifty years of BBC documentary archives to try and discover why dictators can have such a powerful appeal and asks if our fascination has fed their power. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Participant:
Jan Plamper
Participant:
Joanna Lewis
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Andy Webb
Director:
Andy Webb
Writer:
Andy Webb
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Explorers: Conquest and Calamity

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How our attitude towards the age of exploration has changed, from marvelling at incredible tales of adventure to the consequences of conquest. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Max Jones
Participant:
Sujit Sivasundaram
Participant:
Benedict Allen
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 2

Episode 1: Stonehenge

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 9 months

Using archive film, Alice Roberts uncovers how the monument of Stonehenge has been interpreted, argued over and debated by some of Britain's leading historians and archaeologists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Participant:
Mike Pitts
Participant:
Timothy Darvill
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 4

Episode 1: Decoding Disaster

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 8 months

Professor Danielle George uses five decades of BBC archive to find out how well disaster documentaries keep pace with scientific theories that advance every day. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danielle George
Participant:
Tiziana Rossetto
Participant:
Peter Sammonds
Participant:
Simon Day
Participant:
John Oxford
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Andy Webb
Director:
Andy Webb
Writer:
Andy Webb
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 3

Episode 1: Crime and Punishment

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 12 months

Gabriel Weston examines how television has played a crucial role in documenting seismic shifts in British law and policing, from the death penalty to laws against homosexuality. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gabriel Weston
Camera Operator:
James Daniels
Camera Operator:
Lorian Reed-Drake
Re-recording mixer:
Aaron O'Neill
Series Producer:
James Gray
Production Manager:
Patricia Burns
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Andy Webb
Director:
Andy Webb
Editor:
Andy Webb
Archive Source:
BBC
Archive Source:
Bridgeman
Archive Source:
Getty
Archive Source:
ITN Source
Production Company:
360 Production