The British

November 2016

S1 Ep6 - Tale Of Two Cities

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The Tale of Two Cities - The development of London during the Victorian era - the rapidly expanding city at the heart of the British Empire - saw society's divisions become increasingly pronounced. The grandeur of the period, including the building of the Crystal Palace, was in stark contrast to the sharp rises in vice and crime and prompted outrage among reformers including Charles Dickens and Josephine Butler. Also during this period football became increasingly popular. (Part 6 of 7) (From t...

S1 Ep5 - Superpower

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Superpower - Britain's empire expanded through exploration and invention, as the Industrial Revolution transformed society and the economy - though the rise of mechanised factories was not welcomed by all. The advances of 19th-century technology aided the colonisation of Australia but also turned the Crimean War into one of the most brutal conflicts in military history. With contributions by Jessie J, Lily Cole and Dougray Scott. (Part 5 of 7) (From the UK) (Documentary) PG(A,V) CC
October 2016

S1 Ep3 - Revolution

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Revolution - During the reign of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs England became one of the world's leading naval powers and Henry VIII's began his feud with the Catholic Church. Contributors including Helen Mirren and Ben Kingsley discover how literature from the period sowed the seeds of revolution, and why a riot organised from a prison cell laid the foundations for civil war. (From the UK) (Documentary) M(A,V) CC

S1 Ep2 - People Power

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People Power - This gripping seven-part series is about the history of the British Isles from Stonehenge to World War Two, the Roman occupation to the discovery of penicillin. The Norman Conquest of 1066 transformed Britain, as William the Conqueror sought to assert his power over the whole of England by dismantling the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy and crushing regional diversity. We discover the human cost of his campaign and the lasting legacy of the social structures established by the Normans, a...

S1 Ep1 - Treasure Islands

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Treasure Islands - The British is an epic adventure through the ages. This gripping seven-part series is about the history of the British Isles from Stonehenge to World War Two, the Roman occupation to the discovery of penicillin. Through dramatic reconstruction, the series showcases Britain’s change and evolvement through time, woven together with stunning documentary footage from across the British Isles. Tonight's premiere episode looks back at 58 AD, with the arrival of a 10,000-strong Roma...
September 2014

S1 Ep7 - War And Peace

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War and Peace - The story of 20th-century Britain, including the many ways in which the nation was transformed by the two world wars. We explore the changing role of women through the decades, and examine some of the scientific and technological advances that had a significant impact on everyday life. (Final) (From the UK) (Documentary) PG(A,V) CC

S1 Ep4 - Dirty Money

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Dirty Money - Money drove the making of modern Britain, beginning with its role in rebuilding London following the Great Fire of 1666. Underhanded deals brokered in coffee houses fuelled British prosperity, and the country profited from dubious practices, including the slave trade, the sex industry and global colonisation. But who rebelled against the status quo during the period, and how did the armed forces counter the threat posed by Napoleon Bonaparte. (From the UK) (Documentary) PG(A,V) CC