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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold reveal the skills of medieval castle builders, exploring the art of medieval combat and the building of the castle's defensive structures. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Presenter:
Tom Pinfold
Executive Producer:
David Upshal
Producer:
Blythe Tinker
Director:
Blythe Tinker
Production Company:
Lion Television Scotland

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1 (30 minutes)

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th-century pharmacy. In 1868 pharmacies were regulated by law for the first time. The team face the tough examinations needed to become qualified. Show more

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1 (30 minutes)

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th-century pharmacy. The team investigates how the discovery of germs made disinfectants a best-seller. Plus, Victorian electrotherapy. Show more

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1 (30 minutes)

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th-century pharmacy. Nick Barber gathers meadowsweet, an ancient painkiller, with herbalist Eleanor Gallia. Show more

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th century pharmacy. Tom Quick branches out into photography and dentistry using the latest technology, such as the foot-pedal dental drill. Show more

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1 (30 minutes)

Episode 8

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th-century pharmacy. Tom pulls some teeth as he branches out into dentistry. And photography starts to become a popular hobby. Show more

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th century pharmacy. After sampling traditional remedies, including leeches, oil of earthworm and cannabis potions, newer cures are looked at. Show more

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th-century pharmacy. The team make their own 'cure all' medicine out of rhubarb, liquorice, soap and syrup. Show more

Edwardian Farm

Episode 11

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

It is July and the team face their busiest month so far. Historian Ruth Goodman tries her hand at salmon netting, and there is a rare opportunity for a day away from the farm. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer:
David Upshal

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Historical reality show. The team tackle restoring the forge, and Ruth makes remedies for typical winter ailments and gets advice from Christmas cracker historian Peter Kimpton. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer:
David Upshal
Participant:
Ruth Goodman
Participant:
Alex Langlands
Participant:
Peter Ginn

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1 (30 minutes)

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary series recreating a 19th-century pharmacy. The team attempt to create their own 'cure all' remedies from rhubarb, licquorice, soap and syrup. Show more

Victorian Pharmacy

Series 1 (30 minutes)

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Documentary series recreating a 19th-century pharmacy. The team looks at how a lack of regulations enabled chemists to invent products ranging from fireworks to jelly. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world. Drawing on expert opinion and new evidence, she looks at Karl Marx and his groundbreaking ideas. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series in which Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of great modern thinkers. She travels to Vienna on the trail of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. Show more

Genius of the Modern World

Episode 2: Nietzsche

Duration: 1 hour

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

Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of great modern thinkers. Nietzsche's uncompromising ideas smashed the safe presuppositions and assumptions of religion, morality and science. Show more

Wartime Farm

Episode 8

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Recreating the farming conditions of 1945, with Britain partly responsible for feeding populations across the war-torn continent following victory in Europe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Ruth Goodman
Presenter:
Alex Langlands
Presenter:
Peter Ginn
Producer:
Naomi Benson
Director:
Naomi Benson
Executive Producer:
David Upshal

Tudor Monastery Farm

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Historians run a farm in West Sussex exactly as it would have been in 1500. This episode focuses on the staple foods of everyday Tudor life - bread and ale. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Simon Reeve follows in the footsteps of pilgrims across western Europe. He treks across the Pyrenees and visits a monastery high in the Alps before making his way to Rome. Show more