Programmes / History
- Alan Clark
- Alan Davies
- Alan Yentob
- Alexei Sayle
- Andrew Graham-Dixon
- Bill Kenwright
- Chris Patten
- Dan Cruickshank
- David Starkey
- Deborah Davies
- Dr. Janina Ramirez
- Gus Casely-Hayford
- Howard Jacobson
- Janet Street-Porter
- Jon Snow
- Matt Collings
- Matt Frei
- Nick Cook
- Robert Hughes
- Sarah Simblet
- Simon Schama
- Simon Thurley
- Sir Roy Strong
- Terry Jones
- Vic Reeves
In this two part series, Simon Schama argues that it is impossible to understand how Shakespeare came to belong ‘to all time,’ without understanding just how much he was of his time. In his histories and tragedies, Shakespeare explored questions we are all still asking ourselves today. What is this...
War-torn Bosnia in 1992. The city of Sarajevo is besieged and burning. Great art treasures are lost in the flames and only one library remains. Amid bullets and bombs, a group of book-lovers risk their lives to rescue 10,067 irreplaceable Islamic manuscripts. At stake is a nation’s history. Usi...
Through this three part series Art Historian Dr Janina Ramirez tells the story of the Medieval monarchy as preserved through stunning illuminated manuscripts from the British Library’s Royal Manuscripts collection. Dr Ramirez uses her in depth expert knowledge to explore the extraordinary art and...
Historian Dan Cruickshank is invited through the closed doors of six of Britain’s greatest private houses in an illuminating and surprising journey through our architectural history. These fascinating buildings remain private homes and closed to the public, but their owners have allowed Dan Crui...
Simon Schama marks the first anniversary of President Obama’s inauguration by exploring what lessons might be drawn from American history in tackling the war in Afghanistan (The Price of Freedom) and the American economy (The End of the Dream?).
Shot against the backdrop of the 2008 Presidential election, Simon Schama's critically acclaimed series travels through America to dig deep into the conflicts of its history to understand what is at stake.
Bringing wit, irreverence, passion and the very latest scholarship, Terry Jones transforms our view of the legacy of the Roman Empire and the creation of the modern world. Terry pieces together exciting new archaeological evidence to reveal the startling truth about the Barbarians and how the Roman...
Comedian and amateur historian Vic Reeves goes in search of the true stories behind the myths of some of history’s greatest rogues from Dick Turpin to Blackbeard the pirate.
Monty Python star and medieval enthusiast, Terry Jones, takes us on a tour of the Middle ages, destroying old myths and discovering extraordinary stories of real people.
A feature-length documentary about Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the Third Crusade.
In the winter of 1903 a mysterious peasant with hypnotic eyes arrived in St Petersburg from the wilds of Siberia. 13 years later he had become “the dark force behind the throne,” one of the most powerful men in Russia, and the seed of its destruction. This is the story of Grigory Rasputin.
On September 2 1666 a fire broke out in the King’s bakery in Pudding Lane. After four days, the city of London lay in ruins…
A feature-length drama-documentary telling the story of a RAF pilot. From his first kill to his young death: Richard Hillary’s war in his own words.
The truth behind history’s first feminist icon, broadcast on Christmas Day on Channel Four.
A four-hour series in which the best-selling political diarist and historian presents a personal history of the British Tory party from 1922 to the present day.