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Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 9 months

Sam Willis on the history of weapons that have shaped Britain. He charts the impact of gunpowder on the battlefield, from the first cannons to early handheld weapons. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 9 months

In the final episode, Dr Sam Willis looks at the drive to develop ever more precise weapons on the battlefield, from artillery shells to rifles to the Maxim machine gun. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Director:
Linda Sands
Executive Producer:
John Das
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Ferguson
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Johnson
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Murray-Flutter
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Tilney
Interviewed Guest:
Lisa Traynor
Interviewed Guest:
Rob Yuill

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 9 months

Sam Willis traces the history of the weapons that have shaped Britain. He gets a lesson in swordsmanship and finds out what the Bayeux Tapestry reveals about combat. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sam Willis
Producer:
Matt Thomas
Director:
Matt Thomas
Executive Producer:
John Das
Participant:
Hector Cole
Participant:
Jonathan Ferguson
Participant:
Benedict Green
Participant:
Robin Knight
Participant:
Mark Stretton
Participant:
Matthew Strickland
Participant:
Robert Tilney
Participant:
Lisa Traynor