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Episode 6

6. The Last Kingdom: Episode 6

Uhtred leads a raiding party to Cornwall on a mission for wealth and independence.

Episode 3

3. The Last Kingdom: Episode 3

Uhtred's commitment to the new king spells trouble for his relationship with Brida.

Episode 2

2. The Last Kingdom: Episode 2

After the massacre of his Danish family, Uhtred finds himself in dangerous limbo.

Episode 1

1. The Last Kingdom: Episode 1

The life of Saxon boy Uhtred is turned upside down when he is taken by invading Danes.

Episode 9

9. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 9

Ross closes Wheal Grace for good. Elizabeth wrestles with a life-changing decision.

Episode 8

8. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 8

Ross and Dwight stand trial for their part in the smuggling.

Episode 7

7. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 7

Ross joins a smuggling trip in the Isles of Scilly in order to meet Mark Daniel.

Episode 6

6. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 6

Ross tries to financially support Elizabeth, but George calls in Ross's debt.

Episode 5

5. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 5

George buys Ross's debt to finally crush him. Caroline returns to Cornwall.

Episode 4

4. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 4

Dwight tries to diagnose an epidemic and receives help from an anonymous benefactor.

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

The young wife of the Danish king Christian VII has an affair with her husband's doctor.

Episode 3

3. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 3

Ross and Demelza face financial ruin, and George plans revenge on Jud.

Episode 2

2. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 2

As the election leads to rioting, Elizabeth goes to Bodmin herself.

Episode 1

1. Poldark: Series 2, Episode 1

Period drama. Ross prepares for his trial as Demelza and Elizabeth try to help his cause.

Episode 10

10. Versailles: Episode 10

Sophie stubbornly risks angering Marchal.

The Silver Darlings

The Silver Darlings

The wife of a fisherman who is press-ganged into the Navy must bring up their son alone.

Episode 9

9. Versailles: Episode 9

Henriette has a rocky reunion with her brother, Charles II of England.

Episode 8

8. Versailles: Episode 8

Louis proposes an audacious alliance with England and an unexpected envoy to negotiate it.

Episode 7

7. Versailles: Episode 7

While Louis has a fever, those conspiring against him grow in strength and confidence.

Episode 6

6. Versailles: Episode 6

A protest halts construction at the palace but Louis refuses to let Philippe help.

Episode 5

5. Versailles: Episode 5

Louis prepares for a lavish celebration in the palace gardens.

Episode 4

4. Versailles: Episode 4

Seductive young ladies vie to attract the king's eye at court.

Episode 3

3. Versailles: Episode 3

A rich African prince suffers a curiously restrained reception.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Classic Shakespeare play adapted for television by Russell T Davies.

Richard III

3. The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, Richard III

In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George.

Henry VI Part 2

2. The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, Henry VI Part 2

Plantagenet and the Yorkists ride to London to claim the throne.

Ran

Ran

Reworking of Shakespeare's King Lear set in medieval Japan.

Henry VI Part 1

1. The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, Henry VI Part 1

Against the backdrop of wars in France, the English nobility quarrel.

Hamlet

Hamlet

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, learns of his father's murder by his uncle and plots revenge.

Scott of the Antarctic

Scott of the Antarctic

Representation of the Antarctic expedition of 1911-12 led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Wronged by a corrupt baron, a horse trader begins a revolt in search of justice.

Becket

Becket

Powerful historical drama about the relationship between Henry II and Thomas Becket.

The German Doctor

The German Doctor

In Patagonia, Nazi war criminal Joseph Mengele befriends the family of a 12-year-old girl.

Episode 6

6. War and Peace: Episode 6

As Napoleon marches into Moscow, the Rostovs rush to leave the city.

Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary

Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary

The story of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots's rivalry, in their own words.

Episode 5

5. War and Peace: Episode 5

Napoleon outrages the Russian emperor by marching his army towards Moscow.