Royal Wives at War

A revealing new look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through the eyes of the two women at its very heart. In a series of dramatised monologues set in 1967, Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson look back at the dramatic events which led to King Edward VIII giving up the throne for the woman he loved.

Britain’s Great War

Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the dramatic early stages of the war, from stunned disbelief to the mass recruitment of volunteer soldiers.

Shakespeare in Italy

Shakespeare was in love with Italy. Following the trail of his imagination, Francesco da Mosto hosts this beautiful travelogue exploring … More

Empire

A 2012 BBC and Open University co-production, written and presented by Jeremy Paxman, charting the rise of the British Empire from … More

The Normans

Conquest. Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland. Bartlett shows how William the … More

The Victorians

Jeremy Paxman continues his exploration of the Victorian world by entering the typical Victorian home, a haven of order, respectability … More

Francesco’s Mediterranean Voyage (12 x 30”)

The series follows Venetian architect Francesco da Mosto as he follows the historical trading route from Venice through the Adriatic Sea, Corinth Canal, Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles to Istanbul.

HOW ART MADE THE WORLD

“One upon a time” How Art Made The World is a 2005 five-part BBC One documentary series, with each episode … More