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D-Day: The Last Heroes

Original Series

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

The concluding part of historian Dan Snow's documentary series tells the powerful and heroic stories of those who risked their lives on the beaches of Normandy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Producer:
Tim Dunn
Series Producer:
Jeremy Hall
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

SAS: Rogue Warriors

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

The remarkable story behind the fighting force. Stirling is locked away in Hitler's most secure prison and leadership of the SAS passes to Paddy Mayne. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Macintyre
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

SAS: Rogue Warriors

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 4 months

The remarkable story behind the fighting force. With the tragic loss of Jock Lewes, Stirling's second in command is now Captain Paddy Mayne, an unpredictable and dangerous officer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ben Macintyre
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

A History of Ancient Britain

Orkney's Stone Age Temple

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Using 3D graphics, Neil Oliver explores a recently-discovered 5,000-year-old temple in Orkney that has triggered new thoughts about the beliefs of Neolithic people. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Series Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

Filthy Cities

Episode 1: Medieval London

Duration: 1 hour

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

The sanitary history of cities. Dan Snow gets down and dirty in medieval grime to discover how the London of today was forged in the filth of the 14th century. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Sam Starbuck

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 4: Age of Bronze

Duration: 1 hour

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

Neil Oliver continues his tour of Britain's past with the arrival of metals and how they ushered in a new age of social mobility, international trade and village life. Show more

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1

Episode 3: Age of Cosmology

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Neil Oliver continues the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be. He explores the age of the first cosmological priests, back in the Stone Age. Show more

Games Britannia

Episode 1: Dicing with Destiny

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series about the history of popular games in Britain. Ancient games were fundamental, but by the late Middle Ages gaming had become associated with gambling. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Professor Dylan Wiliam tests ideas to improve the quality of education for a Year 8 class. The pupils revolt when grades are removed from work, and does No Hands Up work for all? Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Tom Hollander
Producer:
Daniel Barry
Director:
Daniel Barry
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 2

Episode 2: Age of Warriors

Duration: 1 hour

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

Continuing his epic story of Britain and its peoples, Neil Oliver encounters the age of the Celts - a time of warriors, druids and kings of unimaginable wealth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

Filthy Cities

Episode 3: Industrial New York

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring the sanitary history of cities. Dan Snow looks at 19th century New York when migrants arrived in a city consumed by squalor, stench and soot. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Sam Starbuck

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 2

Episode 3: Age of Invasion

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Continuing his epic story, Neil Oliver reaches a pivotal moment: when Celtic Britain was ripped apart by the world's greatest empire - Rome. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

Filthy Cities

Episode 2: Revolutionary Paris

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series exploring the sanitary history of cities. Dan Snow sniffs out the French revolution to explore how Paris was once buried in an inescapable stench. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Sam Starbuck

A History of Ancient Britain

Series 2

Episode 1: Age of Iron

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Neil Oliver continues his epic story of how Britain came to be. It's 1,000 BC and the end of the Bronze Age: economic meltdown, climate change and social crisis. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Two-part documentary exploring the fiercely competitive world of financial traders. This episode features the British men and women who trade online, often from their own homes. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Saskia Reeves
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Victoria Bell
Director:
Victoria Bell

Duration: 1 hour

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

Paul O'Grady goes on a journey through the history of the British working class to find out how our lives outside of work brought us together and sometimes tore us apart. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul O'Grady
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Editor:
Clare Tavernor
Participant:
Cilla Black
Participant:
John Major
Participant:
Twiggy
Director:
Sarah Feltes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Two-part documentary exploring the fiercely competitive world of financial traders. Manhattan hedge fund manager Karen juggles a busy family life and her $200-million fund. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Saskia Reeves
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Kim Duke
Director:
Kim Duke

Duration: 1 hour

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

In the first of a two-part documentary, Paul O'Grady embarks on a personal journey through the history of the British working class to find out how work shaped our communities. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul O'Grady
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Editor:
Clare Tavernor
Participant:
Jean Marsh
Participant:
Tony Benn

Vikings

Episode 2

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Neil Oliver reveals the truth behind the legend of the Vikings. He heads out to Russia, Turkey and Ireland to trace the beginnings of a vast trading empire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Cameron Balbirnie

Series

Vikings

Business Boomers

Episode 2: Real Storage Wars

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A look at businesses that have boomed despite tough economic times. This episode discovers why Britain came to have the biggest self-storage industry in Europe. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Sandi Toksvig
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Ruth Shurman
Producer:
Will Yearsley
Director:
Will Yearsley