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Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HD

Drama-documentary charting the possible consequences of one of nature's most cataclysmic events, a supervolcanic eruption under Yellowstone Park, a location of lethal potential. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Drama revealing the intimate and ultimately deadly relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, using the words of the two queens and their courtiers. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer:
Stuart Carter
Assistant Producer:
Katie Brimblecombe
Elizabeth I:
Helen Bradbury
Mary, Queen of Scots:
Beth Cooke
Thomas Randolph:
Adam Burton
Lord Burghley:
Michael Jenn
Sir James Melville:
Jamie Laird
Anthony Babington:
Nicholas Agnew
Production Company:
Pioneer Productions

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series chronicling the survival of Homo sapiens. As the ice caps retreated 35,000 years ago, the Neanderthal stronghold in Europe weakened, providing an opportunity. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Chris Stringer
Interviewed Guest:
John Shea
Interviewed Guest:
Sacha Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Ridley
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer:
Michael Mosley
Director:
David Stewart

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

The surprising tales behind treasures such as the Tara Brooch, the Broighter Hoard, the Waterford Charter Roll and others that have helped to shape and create modern Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Edward Hart
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer:
Justin Binding
Production Company:
360 Production

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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Documentary following Peter Heathwood, who owns the biggest privately-held video archive library of The Troubles which he recorded over a period of thirty years. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Mike Connolly
Director:
Mike Connolly
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Broadcaster Stephen Nolan and his RTE counterpart Hector Ó hEochagáin offer their unique perspective about Northern Ireland and Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Nolan
Narrator:
Colin Murphy
Producer:
Nick Bray
Director:
Nick Bray
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

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

Story of Ireland

Episode 4: The Age of Union

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fergal Keane charts the history of Ireland. In this edition he reveals how Ireland became part of the UK for the first time following the 1801 Act of Union. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mike Connolly
Presenter:
Fergal Keane
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

Story of Ireland

Episode 2: The Age of Conquest

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fergal Keane charts the history of Ireland and her people. In this episode he examines the impact of huge upheavals in Europe during the Middle Ages on Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mike Connolly
Presenter:
Fergal Keane
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

Story of Ireland

Episode 1: Age of Invasions

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fergal Keane presents a series charting the history of Ireland and her people. He begins with how Ireland was never a remote island outpost, contrary to myth. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mike Connolly
Presenter:
Fergal Keane
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Following the restoration of HMS Caroline, the last remaining ship from the Battle of Jutland in WWI, as it becomes Belfast's newest tourist attraction. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
David Starkey
Director:
John Carlin

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series chronicling the unlikely survival of Homo sapiens. What happened when our ancestors and Homo erectus met after a volcanic eruption 75,000 years ago in India. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Chris Stringer
Interviewed Guest:
Sacha Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Petraglia
Interviewed Guest:
John Shea
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer:
Michael Mosley
Director:
Tony Mitchell

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Factually-based drama telling the story of the greatest natural disaster to shake the ancient world, a disaster that triggered the downfall of a civilisation and spawned a legend. Show more

Contributors

Yishharu:
Reece Ritchie
Narrator:
Tom Conti
Narrator:
Tom Conti
Director:
Tony Mitchell
Executive Producer:
Michael Mosley
Executive Producer:
Michael Mosley
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

Story of Ireland

Episode 5: Age of Nations

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fergal Keane charts the history of Ireland and her people. This concluding part covers the dramatic history of Ireland throughout the 20th century. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mike Connolly
Presenter:
Fergal Keane
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

Story of Ireland

Episode 3: The Age of Revolution

Duration: 1 hour

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

Fergal Keane charts the history of Ireland and its people. Here, he looks at the changes wrought on Ireland's demographics by the Plantation of Ulster. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Mike Connolly
Presenter:
Fergal Keane
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

With the aid of vintage footage, Gloria Hunniford sets out to discover why the newly crowned Elizabeth II visited Northern Ireland in July 1953, where she went and who she met. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Jane Magowan
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Director:
Jane Magowan