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Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me

Alan Johnson: The Post Office and Me

Former postman Alan Johnson MP tells the story of 500 years of the Royal Mail.

Celia Imrie

8. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 9, Celia Imrie

Actress Celia Imrie uncovers tales ranging from political intrigue to impotence.

Tank Men

Tank Men

Rob Bell tells the story of the First World War tank men.

The Rewritten Universe

2. The Century That Wrote Itself: The Rewritten Universe

How the 17th century's writing revolution helped rewrite our vision of the world.

Rogues Gallery

3. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Rogues Gallery

Sam Willis looks at urban crime, fraud and corruption in the 18th century.

Pirates

2. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Pirates

Charting the devastating impact pirates had during an era of colonial expansion.

Episode 3

3. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History: Series 1, Episode 3

How the colour boom and digital revolution have shaped modern British photography.

A Fighting Spirit

4. Wales in the Nineties: A Fighting Spirit

The story of the economic regeneration of Wales and the people who helped bring it about.

Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100

Britain at War: Imperial War Museum at 100

Celebrity advocates explore ten key objects from the Imperial War Museums's collection.

On Camera: Photographers at the BBC

On Camera: Photographers at the BBC

A revealing insight into several great modern photographers, drawn from the BBC's archive.

Smile! The Nation's Family Album

Smile! The Nation's Family Album

A portrait how of we have documented our changing lives via the family photograph.

Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

1. Britain's Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues: Knights of the Road: The Highwayman's Story

Though romanticised in literature, the highwayman became a social menace on the roads.

Episode 3

3. 1066: A Year to Conquer England: Series 1, Episode 3

The armies of Duke William and King Harold meet at battle in Sussex on 14 October 1066.

Life Changers

3. Wales in the Nineties: Life Changers

The stories of men and women who faced and overcame huge personal challenges.

Episode 2

2. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History: Series 1, Episode 2

Eamonn traces the emergence of photojournalism in the early 20th century.

In the Shadow of the Shipyard

3. Groundbreakers: In the Shadow of the Shipyard

Dan Gordon returns to his native east Belfast to explore the work of four writers.

Northern Skye: A Land of Giants and Fairies

4. Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands: Series 4, Northern Skye: A Land of Giants and Fairies

Paul explores the northernmost spur of Skye - the beautiful Trotternish Peninsula.

Welfare

3. Growing up in Scotland: A Century of Childhood: Series 1, Welfare

Exploring the treatment of Scotland's most vulnerable children through the 20th century.

Fighting to the End

6. Nazis: A Warning from History: Fighting to the End

Fear and hatred of Bolshevism drove many Germans to fight to the bitter end.

Sophie Raworth

10. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Sophie Raworth

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth discovers a tragic but inspiring tale.

Episode 2

2. 1066: A Year to Conquer England: Series 1, Episode 2

King Harold of England has to take on two invasion forces.

Conquer the World

2. Wales in the Nineties: Conquer the World

The Welsh people who rose from obscurity and conquered the world of rock music.

Episode 1

1. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History: Series 1, Episode 1

Exploring how the new art of photography developed in 19th-century Britain.

Home

2. Growing up in Scotland: A Century of Childhood: Series 1, Home

Exploring home life for children in 20th-century Scotland.

Episode 1

1. 1066: A Year to Conquer England: Series 1, Episode 1

Dan Snow explores the family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans.

Episode 6

6. Further Back in Time for Dinner: Series 1, Episode 6

The Robshaws and Debbie reflect on their time travels.

Britain's Green and Pleasant Land

14. Reel History of Britain: Britain's Green and Pleasant Land

A look back at the 1930s and how unmechanised rural life in Britain used to be.

A Nation for All

1. Wales in the Nineties: A Nation for All

A look at how Wales became more diverse and self-confident than ever before.

Sunetra Sarker

9. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Sunetra Sarker

Actor Sunetra Sarker sets out to explore her Bengali heritage.

Education

1. Growing up in Scotland: A Century of Childhood: Series 1, Education

Exploring the education system in 20th-century Scotland.

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax

Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax

The remarkable true story of the woman behind the worldwide waxworks empire.

1940s

5. Further Back in Time for Dinner: Series 1, 1940s

The Robshaws enter the 40s and experience a decade entirely fuelled by rations.

Warwick Davis

8. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Warwick Davis

Actor Warwick Davis finds humanity and humour in some uncomfortable stories.

1930s

4. Further Back in Time for Dinner: Series 1, 1930s

The family discover a surprising decade of progress and optimism in the 1930s.

Love and Betrayal in India: The White Mughal

Love and Betrayal in India: The White Mughal

William Dalrymple reveals an affair between a British officer and a Mughal princess.