A Timewatch Guide

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A Timewatch Guide

Using years of BBC history archive film, Dr Alice Roberts explores how our views and understanding of Roman Britain have changed and evolved over the decades.

Series 2
Using archive film, Vanessa Collingridge examines the life of Elizabeth Tudor - her upbringing, her conflicts with her enemies and her greatest victory against the Spanish Armada.
Series 1
Using 40 years of BBC archive footage Dan Snow charts how the Mary Rose was discovered, excavated and raised, and what the latest research has revealed about the ship and her crew.
Series 3
Military historian Saul David draws on classic Timewatch documentaries and a wide range of BBC archive to examine how television has portrayed Russia through the years.
Alice Roberts shows how the Vikings' story has changed on TV since the 1960s, from being seen as brutal barbarians, to pioneering traders able to integrate into multiple cultures.
August 1, 2017 of the TV-show A Timewatch Guide was broadcast by BBC4 on Tuesday 1 August 2017 at 21:00.
July 25, 2017 of the TV-show A Timewatch Guide was broadcast by BBC4 on Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 21:00.
July 13, 2017 of the TV-show A Timewatch Guide was broadcast by BBC4 on Thursday 13 July 2017 at 21:00.
Professor Saul David uses the BBC archive to chart the history of the world's most destructive war, by chronicling how the story of the battle has changed. As new information has come to light, and forgotten stories are remembered, the history of World War Two evolves. The BBC has followed that evolution, and this programm...
Less than 100 years ago, the British ruled a quarter of the planet and one in five of the global population. Once, people were proud to call themselves imperialists, but now, to many, that seems like a badge of shame.
We are living through one of the greatest revolutions in history. One that has changed how we live in Britain forever, and yet many of us don't even notice it is happening.
Using 70 years of BBC history archive film, Professor Alice Roberts uncovers how the iconic ancient monument of Stonehenge has been interpreted, argued over and debated by some of Britain's leading historians and archaeologists. She reveals how new discoveries would discredit old theories, how astronomers and geologists be...