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A Timewatch Guide

Series 1

Episode 1: The Mary Rose

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Using 40 years of BBC archive footage Dan Snow charts how the Mary Rose was discovered, excavated and raised, and what the latest research has revealed about the ship and her crew. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Participant:
Alex Hildred
Participant:
Christopher Dobbs
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Associate Producer:
Susannah Zeff
Series Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 1

Episode 2: Cleopatra

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Using the BBC film archives, Vanessa Collingridge explores how our view of Cleopatra has changed over the years, and how she has become lost amid myth, cliche and propaganda. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Jo Quinn
Participant:
Joyce Tyldesley
Participant:
Adrian Goldsworthy
Participant:
Mary Hamer
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Associate Producer:
Susannah Zeff
Series Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

A Timewatch Guide

Series 1

Episode 3: Roman Britain

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Using years of BBC history archive film, Dr Alice Roberts explores how our views and understanding of Roman Britain have changed and evolved over the decades. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Participant:
Charlotte Higgins
Participant:
Neil Faulkner
Participant:
Adrian Goldsworthy
Participant:
Jo Quinn
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Associate Producer:
Susannah Zeff
Series Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

The Crusades

Episode 1: Holy War

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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

Timewatch

2005-2006

Britain's Lost Colosseum

Duration: 49 minutes

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

Tony Wilmott and Dan Garner lead us through three months of hard graft, excavating Britain's largest Roman amphitheatre in Chester, possibly built by Emperor Vespasian. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tony Wilmott
Presenter:
Dan Garner
Series Editor:
John Farren

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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

Duration: 1 hour

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

Jules Hudson presents the first of two programmes following a deepwater dive team searching for the wrecks of WWII's Battle of the Atlantic off the coast of Northern Ireland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jules Hudson
Series Producer:
Edward Hart
Director:
Edward Hart
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Executive Producer:
Justin Binding

Timewatch

2005-2006

The Gunpowder Plot

Duration: 49 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

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 HD

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

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

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Dan Snow uncovers the history of WWII in Northern Ireland. He travels to RAF Cluntoe where crew were trained to fly missions, and reveals how the Battle of the Atlantic ended. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Snow
Executive Producer:
John Farren

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

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

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Documentary about the adventures, life and times of William Marshal - an eminent English knight who fought in battles across Europe and survived court intrigue and exile. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Thomas Asbridge
Director:
Jack MacInnes
Producer:
Jack MacInnes
Executive Producer:
John Farren

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan Snow traces the rise and fall of the East India Company, and reveals how the British government controlled the East India Company and helped it to create an empire. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan Snow travels through India in the footsteps of the company that revolutionised British lifestyles and laid the foundations for today's global trading systems. Show more