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Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 3: Mapping the World

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 6 months

Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 1: Windows on the World

Duration: 58 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can be tools of power and snapshots of history. Henry VIII's maps of the British coast helped him exert control over the world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession

Episode 2: Spirit of the Age

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Available for 6 months

Jerry Brotton shows how maps can reveal the fears and prejudices of their age, from medieval religious passion to Victorian obsession with poverty and disease. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jerry Brotton
Director:
Helen Nixon
Producer:
Helen Nixon
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following the highs and lows of estate agents. A look at the extremely polarised London property market and the estate agents plying their trade in the capital. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

The real history of Britain's servants. Dr Pamela Cox looks at the grand houses of the Victorian ruling elite - estates dependent on an army of staff. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Pamela Cox
Executive Producer:
Emma Hindley
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley

The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon

Episode 2: Sport and Pleasure

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series about 800 films from the Edwardian age. A look at the leisure pursuits of the time, from holidays in Blackpool to the first ever film of Manchester Utd. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dan Cruickshank
Series Producer:
Emma Hindley
Executive Producer:
Simon Ford

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following the highs and lows of estate agents. One agent's instruction is for a multimillion pound townhouse in central London. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Pamela Cox explores how the 20th century dealt a hammer blow to domestic service as we knew it, leaving the master-servant relationship spiralling into decline. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Pamela Cox
Executive Producer:
Emma Hindley
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley

Duration: 1 hour

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

The real history of Britain's servants. Dr Pamela Cox explores what happened when servants directly challenged their masters during the golden age of Edwardian society. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Pamela Cox
Executive Producer:
Emma Hindley
Series Producer:
Annabel Hobley

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Pamela Cox charts the history of the shopgirl. Revealing how the life of the shopgirl was revolutionised in the early 20th century. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Pamela Cox charts the history of the shopgirl. She looks at how shopgirls threw off their staid reputation to become hip in the second half of the 20th century. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Dr Pamela Cox charts the history of the shopgirl. She begins in the mid-19th century, when shops were owned and staffed by men. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following the highs and lows of life for estate agents. Agents deal with a range of London properties from Chelsea to Dagenham as well as a modernised home in the Cotswolds. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following the highs and lows of life for estate agents. Exeter-based Lewis is running out of time to find eager buyer Julia a house for her son's 18th birthday. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following the highs and lows of life for estate agents. An agent is tasked with selling a 300-year-old Cotswold cottage that hasn't been on the market for over a century. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

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

Series following the highs and lows of estate agents. An agent in Scotland hopes the weather holds to help shift an uninhabited island with tricky 'boat only' access. Show more