Britain's Ancient Capital: Orkney

2017
50:27

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 15 x
Andy Torbet dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle, Chris Packham and Neil Oliver spend the night on an abandoned island as they hunt for clues as to why cultures change, Shini Somara tests the technology behind bronze-age saunas and the archaeologists uncover a remarkable find.
51:17

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 21 x
In the second part of this three-part series, Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara join hundreds of archaeologists from around the world who have gathered there to investigate at one of Europe's biggest digs. Andy and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat made of just willow and cow hide and set out to cross the dangerous Pentland Firth as the ancient Orcadians would have done. Neil investigates the extraordinary discovery of some human bones, Chris Packham goes in...
49:40

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 4.0 16 x
Britain's Ancient Capital digs beneath the surface of the dazzling and mysterious Orkney Islands. Orkney might seem remote today but in the Stone Age these fascinating islands were a technological, cultural and spiritual hub. This documentary uses CGI technology, satellite imaging, drone photography and a robot submarine to bring history to life.
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