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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

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dan explores the high-rise flat in London's East End. He charts the history of the Lincoln estate, which went from a dream of luxury to deprivation and social exclusion. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Production Company:
Oxford Film and TV
Series Producer:
Eleanor Scoones
Director:
James Gray
Executive Producer:
Patrick Forbes
Executive Producer:
Stephanie Collins

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Ian Mortimer takes viewers on a journey through this golden age of English history. He explores a new section of Elizabethan society, the middle class. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Professor Joanna Bourke charts how, over the past five centuries, dentistry has been transformed from a backstreet horror show into a gleaming modern science. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Joanna Bourke
Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Executive Producer:
Richard Bond
Production Company:
RAW
Participant:
Damien Walmsley
Participant:
Wendy Moore
Participant:
Rachel Bairsto
Participant:
Dawn Greatbatch
Participant:
Martin Ashley
Participant:
Mike Henderson
Participant:
Tim Watson
Participant:
Stephanie Snow
Participant:
Kristen Hussey
Participant:
Freida Rimini
Participant:
Arnold Barnett

A Timewatch Guide

Series 2

Episode 1: Stonehenge

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Using archive film, Alice Roberts uncovers how the monument of Stonehenge has been interpreted, argued over and debated by some of Britain's leading historians and archaeologists. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Participant:
Mike Pitts
Participant:
Timothy Darvill
Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
Production Company:
360 Production

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

Digging for Britain

Series 2

Episode 4: Ice and Stone

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Dr Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology. She visits Jersey where she meets a team of archaeologists hoping to shed new light on the Neanderthals. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Producer:
James Gray
Director:
James Gray
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 One Wales

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

James May's Things You Need to Know

Series 1

Episode 2: ...about the Universe

Duration: 30 minutes

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

James May takes a journey of discovery across the universe, asking where it all began, how stars work, and what Madonna is doing in space. Show more

A Timewatch Guide

Series 3

Episode 1: Crime and Punishment

Duration: 1 hour

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

Available for 9 months

Gabriel Weston examines how television has played a crucial role in documenting seismic shifts in British law and policing, from the death penalty to laws against homosexuality. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gabriel Weston
Camera Operator:
James Daniels
Camera Operator:
Lorian Reed-Drake
Re-recording mixer:
Aaron O'Neill
Series Producer:
James Gray
Production Manager:
Patricia Burns
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Producer:
Andy Webb
Director:
Andy Webb
Editor:
Andy Webb
Archive Source:
BBC
Archive Source:
Bridgeman
Archive Source:
Getty
Archive Source:
ITN Source
Production Company:
360 Production

Duration: 2 hours, 8 minutes

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

The true story of Colonel Percy Fawcett, who led several expeditions in the Amazon rainforest to discover what he called the Lost City of Z. Show more

Contributors

Nina Fawcett:
Sienna Miller
Henry Costin:
Robert Pattinson
Percy Fawcett:
Charlie Hunnam
Sir George Goldie:
Ian McDiarmid
Sir John Scott Keltie:
Clive Francis
Arthur Manley:
Edward Ashley
Director:
James Gray
Writer:
James Gray