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The Last Tommy

Episode 3: Harry Patch - The Last Tommy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Documentary. Harry Patch, the last British veteran who fought in the trenches, and five other First World War veterans describe their lives after the Armistice of November 1918. Show more

War Walks

Series 2

Episode 3: Battle of Naseby

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Richard Holmes visits Britain's historical sites. He travels to Naseby, where, in 1645, King Charles I lost the decisive battle of the English Civil War. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Holmes
Series Producer:
Mark Fielder

War Walks

Series 2

Episode 4: Boyne

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Richard Holmes visits the site of the Battle of the Boyne, the defeat of James II by William III in 1690, and shows how the battle could have been over before it was fought. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Holmes
Director:
Mark Fielder
Series Producer:
Mark Fielder

War Walks

Series 2

Episode 1: Hastings

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Professor Richard Holmes traces the history of British and Irish warfare through the centuries, visiting the site of William the Conqueror's historic victory. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Holmes
Producer:
Steven Clarke
Series Producer:
Mark Fielder
Director:
Steven Clarke

War Walks

Series 2

Dunkirk

Duration: 27 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Professor Richard Holmes walks the French beaches and breakwaters from which thousands of British troops escaped capture in May 1940. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Rachel Bell
Series Producer:
Mark Fielder
Executive Producer:
Grant Mansfield
Presenter:
Richard Holmes

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Richard E Grant explores the history of the Arabian Nights, visiting Paris and Cairo to find out whether they can help change the West's distorted image of the Arab world. Show more

War Walks

Series 2

Blitz

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Richard Holmes traces the events of a night of the Blitz, from the sector control room where the incoming raiders were plotted through to the efforts to save St Paul's. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Holmes
Producer:
Rachel Bell
Series Producer:
Mark Fielder