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Duration: 30 minutes

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

Len Goodman learns what life was like for Titanic's crew. He also meets the family of the man who owned the ship, and considers why the Titanic continues to fascinate the public. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Len Goodman
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Director:
Edward Hart
Series Producer:
Edward Hart

Digging for Britain

Series 1

Episode 3: Anglo-Saxons

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology. Skeletons at the royal seat of power in Bamburgh show signs of violent death but also of tenderness. Show more

Digging for Britain

Series 1

Episode 1: The Romans

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology. Roman finds include a fabulous Roman coin hoard found in Somerset and a man buried on a layer of dead animals. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dan Snow investigates the history of WWII in Northern Ireland. He learns the story of the most successful U-boat hunter of all time, and dives to the wreck of the famed U-155. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
John Farren

Jules Hudson - Dig 1940

Episode 2: Battle of Britain

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Jules Hudson goes diving on HMS Borealis, which was sunk at the start of the Battle of Britain. He tells the tale of two pilots killed during the battle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jules Hudson
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Series Producer:
John Hayes Fisher

Jules Hudson - Dig 1940

Episode 3: The Blitz

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Jules Hudson and his team are in Somerset, trying to recover the remains of a German bomber shot down on a raid on Bristol during World War Two. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jules Hudson
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Series Producer:
John Hayes Fisher

Timewatch

2005-2006

The Secret History of Genghis Khan

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the Secret History of the Mongols, a book said to have been written by Genghis Khan's adopted son which reveals a different man to the butcher of legend. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Heinz Leger
Director:
Heinz Leger
Director:
Heinz Leger
Executive Producer:
Walter Kohler
Executive Producer:
Walter Kohler
Executive Producer:
Walter Kohler
Series Editor:
John Farren
Series Editor:
John Farren
Series Editor:
John Farren

Timewatch

2005-2006

The Gunpowder Plot

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary which re-examines the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605. Computer graphics recreate the scene and show how close the plotters came to success. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
John Farren

Timewatch

2005-2006

Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler

Duration: 46 minutes

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

Documentary which looks at how, during WWII, the Americans tried to get inside the mind of Hitler by ordering a team of Harvard psychologists to draw up a profile of him.

Contributors

Series Editor:
John Farren

The Crusades

Episode 1: Holy War

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dr Thomas Asbridge re-examines the story of the Crusades. He traces the epic journey of the first crusaders as they marched from Europe to recapture the city of Jerusalem. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Thomas Asbridge
Series Producer:
Chris Wilson
Director:
Chris Wilson
Executive Producer:
John Farren

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC One North East & Cumbria

Len Goodman explores the Titanic's legacy, discovering how eight men who built her died in the disaster, and meets the man whose great uncle paid for his life with his reputation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Len Goodman
Presenter:
Len Goodman
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Director:
Edward Hart
Director:
Edward Hart
Series Producer:
Edward Hart
Series Producer:
Edward Hart

Digging for Britain

Series 2

Episode 1: Britannia

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dr Alice Roberts follows an entire year of British archaeology. She looks at Roman Britannia, where finds include the mystery of 97 baby skeletons found by the Thames. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Producer:
Tim Robinson
Director:
Tim Robinson
Executive Producer:
John Farren

Digging for Britain

Series 1

Episode 4: The Tudors

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Final episode of the series. Dr Alice Roberts goes in search of the Tudor age, visiting excavations at Shakespeare's first theatre in London's Shoreditch. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Executive Producer:
John Farren

Digging for Britain

Series 2

Episode 2: Invaders

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dr Alice Roberts follows an entire year of British archaeology. There's a fresh look at the fantastic Lewis Chessmen, which are currently the subject of major new research. Show more

Digging for Britain

Series 3

Episode 3: North

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology from the north of Britain, including a 5,000-year-old temple in Orkney. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Matt Williams
Series Producer:
Catherine Ross
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Production Company:
360 Production

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dan Snow uncovers the history of WWII in Northern Ireland. He learns the story of the Empire Heritage, a cargo ship that was sunk off Malin Head during the Battle of the Atlantic. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
John Farren

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The deep water diving team uncover the German U-boat wrecks off the Northern Irish coastline that reveal how the Battle of the Atlantic finally swung in the Allies' favour. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Edward Hart
Director:
Edward Hart
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Executive Producer:
Justin Binding

Digging for Britain

Series 3

Episode 2: West

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology. In the west of Britain, sites include Barrowclump, Durotrigues Big Dig, Winchester and Ipplepen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Matt Williams
Series Producer:
Catherine Ross
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Production Company:
360 Production