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Duration: 59 minutes

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

This year’s best archaeological finds from the east of the UK: a monument as old as Stonehenge, a dig at the site of Britain’s first tank battle and some disturbing Roman burials. Show more

Contributors

Reporter:
Raksha Dave
Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith
Director:
Louise Ord

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Suzy explores the use, abuse and manipulation of music in WWII. From swinging jazz to madcap ballets, both sides used music as a weapon in the battle for civilisation. Show more

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 2 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

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 2 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: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Suzy Klein examines how the music of the 19th century was able to flourish through economic and social change, as well as a technological revolution. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Series in which Suzy Klein explores the transformation of music in the 19th century. She shows how it became a revolutionary force that changed the world. Show more

Digging for Britain

Series 7

Episode 2: West

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Alice Roberts shares archaeological discoveries from the west of the UK, including the biggest maritime excavation since the Mary Rose, a Roman bath house and a German camp Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Reporter:
Raksha Dave
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Executive Producer:
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith

The Secret History of the British Garden

Episode 3: The 19th Century

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Monty Don looks at the evolution of the British garden. He explores the extraordinary transformations that occurred throughout the 19th century. Show more

Digging for Britain

Series 6

Episode 2: East

Duration: 1 hour

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

The best in British archaeology. Finds include Roman letters that reveal what London was like, an East India ship packed with silver, and evidence of Julius Caesar in Britain. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Production Company:
360 Production
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith
Producer:
Alex Rowson
Director:
Alex Rowson

Digging for Britain

Series 6

Episode 1: West

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

The best in British archaeology. Finds in the west include the camp from which the Vikings invaded, Iron Age gold and evidence that people lived inside our henge monuments. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Production Company:
360 Production
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith

Digging for Britain

Series 6

Episode 3: North

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Archaeologists find Roman objects abandoned during a British rebellion, traces of the lost Iona monastery, and a weapons hoard belonging to a wealthy Bronze Age warrior. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Production Company:
360 Production
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith
Director:
Fiona Cushley
Producer:
Fiona Cushley

Digging for Britain

Series 6

Episode 4: The Horsemen of Hadrian's Wall

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Alice Roberts reveals the story of the Roman cavalry. As she sets off across Hadrian's Wall on their trail, re-enactors recreate a cavalry tournament. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Production Company:
360 Production
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Series Producer:
Nick Gillam-Smith
Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lucy Worsley explores the lives of Charles II's mistresses at the royal court, including Barbara Villiers, French spy Louise de Keroualle and actress Nell Gwynn. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lucy Worsley looks at some remarkable women of the Restoration period, including actress Nell Gwyn, writer Aphra Behn and soldier Christian Davies. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lucy Worsley reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. The rise and fall of their beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Executive Producer:
Lionel Mill

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Lucy Worsley explores the royal wardrobes of our monarchs over the last 400 years, showing how they have always been regarded as their personal statement to their people. Show more

Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

Original Series

Episode 2: Bad Blood: Stuarts to Hanoverians

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lucy Worsley explores how the health of monarchs has shaped the nation. She looks at the medical histories of the later Stuarts and Hanoverians. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lucy Worsley learns the 17th-century art of horse ballet, leading up to a public performance. She explores its origins, witnesses displays abroad and discovers its legacies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lucy Worsley
Production Company:
Million Media
Executive Producer:
Lionel Mill

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 6 months

Professor Bettany Hughes investigates the story of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Bettany Hughes
Executive Producer:
Rachel Bell

Fit to Rule: How Royal Illness Changed History

Original Series

Episode 3: Happy Families: Hanoverians to Windsors

Duration: 1 hour

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

Lucy Worsley explores how the health of monarchs has shaped the nation. She explores the family dynamics of Victoria and her descendants. Show more