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Duration: 59 minutes

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

Michael Scott reveals the historical secrets of ancient Athens and tells the story of how this remarkable city created the world's first democracy 2,500 years ago. Show more

Ancient Invisible Cities

Series 1

Istanbul

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Using 3D scanning, Michael Scott reveals the invisible secrets of Istanbul's ancient palaces, aqueducts and Roman chariot-racing track. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Isaac Newton - brilliant rational mathematician or master of the occult? This innovative biography reveals Newton as both a hermit and a tyrant, a heretic and an alchemist. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Helen McCrory
Narrator:
Helen McCrory
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 1 hour

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

Historian Rory Stewart explores the impact of Rome's occupation and tells the story of how the powerful new Kingdom of Northumbria was born in Britain's lost Middleland. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama revealing the intimate and ultimately deadly relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, using the words of the two queens and their courtiers. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Ailsa Orr
Executive Producer:
Stuart Carter
Assistant Producer:
Katie Brimblecombe
Elizabeth I:
Helen Bradbury
Mary, Queen of Scots:
Beth Cooke
Thomas Randolph:
Adam Burton
Lord Burghley:
Michael Jenn
Sir James Melville:
Jamie Laird
Anthony Babington:
Nicholas Agnew
Production Company:
Pioneer Productions

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Documentary about the sinking of the Britannic during the First World War, examining how she ultimately came to suffer the same fate as her sister ship, the Titanic. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kate Humble
Presenter:
Andy Torbet
Executive Producer:
Emma Parkins
Executive Producer:
Diene Petterle
Executive Producer:
Justin Binding

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 3: The Word and the Sword

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series charting the history of civilisation. In this episode, Andrew Marr examines the spiritual revolutions that shook the world between 300 BC and 700 AD. Show more

Andrew Marr's History of the World

Original Series

Episode 5: Age of Plunder

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series charting the history of civilisation. Andrew tells the story of Europe's rise from piracy to private enterprise, starting with Columbus's discovery of America. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

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

The story of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin over the 245 days that brought them to power. As the history unfolds, writers and historians debate the meaning of the Russian Revolution. Show more

Contributors

Trotsky:
Milo Twomey
Interviewed Guest:
Tariq Ali
Interviewed Guest:
Orlando Figes
Interviewed Guest:
Bridget Kendall
Interviewed Guest:
China Mieville
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Amis
Interviewed Guest:
Victor Sebestyen
Composer:
John Hardy
Executive Producer:
Nicolas Kent
Executive Producer:
Susan Jones
Production Company:
Oxford Film and Television
Production Manager:
Floury Crum
Production Manager:
Penny Davis
Director of photography:
James Swift
Focus Puller:
Mitchell Thomas
Sound Recordist:
David Runciman
Camera Operator:
Sam Hardy
Camera Operator:
Kelly Beaton
Make-up Designer:
Jutta Russell
Makeup Artist:
Sara Fagan
Makeup Artist:
Madlen Mierzwiak
Costume designer:
Heidi Miller
Production Designer:
Erik Rehl
Prop Buyer:
Kitty Walker
Production Coordinator:
Emily Rimmer
Assistant Producer:
Kathryn Ellinger

A Timewatch Guide

Series 3

Episode 2: Women, Sex and Society

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Helen Castor examines how the transformation of the rights and role of women that have taken place in Great Britain over the last 100 years has been documented on television. Show more