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Duration: 58 minutes

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

Documentary series. Lucy Worsley discovers how the history of the Spanish Armada has been manipulated and mythologised for generations. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Documentary series. Lucy Worsley discovers how the history of the English Reformation has been manipulated and mythologised for generations. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Dan Snow breaks the silence around the devastating impact of war on the mental health of our soldiers, through moving conversations with veterans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 3: Mapping the World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Series 1

Episode 2: The Glorious Revolution

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 4 months

Lucy explores how British history is a concoction of fibs. She debunks the 'Glorious Revolution', when William of Orange stole the throne from James II. Show more

Royal History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Series 1

Queen Anne and the Union

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Documentary series. Lucy Worsley explores how Queen Anne’s legacy has been marred by historical fibs. Show more

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal

Series 1

Episode 2: Castaway

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Intimate series profiling Princess Margaret. The second film finds Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones at the start of their married life in the early 1960s. Show more

British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Series 1

Episode 1: The Wars of the Roses

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 4 months

Lucy explores British history as a concoction of fibs and stories manipulated by whoever was in power. This episode debunks the foundation myth of the Tudors. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Andrew Marr revisits Britain at the dawn of the 20th century. He finds the country mourning the death of Queen Victoria and enjoying the bawdy pleasures of music hall. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Andrew Marr charts the events that shaped Britain. The series concludes with an account of Britain during the Second World War, starting with the events at Dunkirk. Show more

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 1: Windows on the World

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can be tools of power and snapshots of history. Henry VIII's maps of the British coast helped him exert control over the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 2: The Price of Freedom

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary. David Olusoga traces the bitter propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and the abolitionists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Olusoga
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Series Producer:
James Van Der Pool
Director:
Ben Crichton
Producer:
Ben Crichton

Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners

Episode 1: Profit and Loss

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 5 months

Documentary about the abolition of slavery. Huge sums of money were paid out in compensation, not to slaves, but to slave owners. Show more

On Hannibal's Trail

Episode 1: Hitting the Road

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Three brothers cycle on the trail of ancient warrior Hannibal. On the east coast of Spain, they pass through Elche's palms, Benidorm's beaches and Valencia's zoo. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Danny Wood
Presenter:
Sam Wood
Presenter:
Ben Wood
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Italy's Invisible Cities

Series 1

Episode 1: Naples

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. Using the latest 3D technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the hidden history in Naples from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Historian David Starkey tells the story of the Protestant Reformation and how it transformed the face of modern Europe, unleashing fundamentalism, terror and religious violence. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Starkey
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Italy's Invisible Cities

Series 1

Episode 2: Venice

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary series. Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the watery wonderland of Venice. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Stephen Baxter reveals the human and political drama that lies within the parchment of England's earliest surviving public record, the Domesday Book, commissioned in 1086. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Baxter
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 8 months

In his favourite city, Alexander Armstrong explores the secret underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Michael Scott
Producer:
Harvey Lilley
Director:
Harvey Lilley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund