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Episode 2: Making Ourselves at Home

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the British Empire. He continues by examining how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Director:
John Hay
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Series

Empire

Empire

Episode 5: Doing Good

Duration: 1 hour

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

In the final part of his personal account of Britain's empire, Jeremy Paxman tells the story of how a desire for conquest became a mission to improve the rest of mankind. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Series Producer:
Julian Birkett
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Series

Empire

Empire

Episode 4: Making a Fortune

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jeremy Paxman continues his account of Britain's empire. He travels from Jamaica, where sugar made plantation owners rich on the backs of slaves, to Calcutta. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Series Producer:
Julian Birkett
Executive Producer:
Basil Comely

Series

Empire

Empire

Episode 1: A Taste for Power

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the British Empire. He begins by asking how such a small country got such a big head and came to rule a quarter of the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Paxman
Director:
John Hay
Director:
Roger Parsons
Series Producer:
Julian Birkett

Series

Empire