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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.

The Jewel in the Crown

3. British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley: Series 1, The Jewel in the Crown

Lucy debunks the fibs that surround India, the 'jewel in the crown' of the British Empire.

Chaos and Consent

2. Nazis: A Warning from History: Chaos and Consent

A look at the degree of voluntary support ordinary Germans gave the infamous Gestapo.

The Glory Days of Fishing

9. Reel History of Britain: The Glory Days of Fishing

A look back to the 1920s and the heyday of British fishing.

Britain On the Move

8. Reel History of Britain: Britain On the Move

Looking back to the eve of popular car ownership in the 60s.

1920s

3. Further Back in Time for Dinner: Series 1, 1920s

The Robshaws experience a thoroughly modern decade as they enter the 1920s.

Flights of Fancy: Pigeons and the British

5. Timeshift: Series 16, Flights of Fancy: Pigeons and the British

Pigeon lofts - places of sporting achievement, scientific endeavour and male obsession.

1910s

2. Further Back in Time for Dinner: Series 1, 1910s

It is a decade of feast and famine as the family enter the turbulent 1910s.

Greg Davies

7. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Greg Davies

Greg Davies uncovers the deepest Welsh roots anyone could wish for.

British Empire: Heroes and Villains

4. A Timewatch Guide: Series 3, British Empire: Heroes and Villains

Examining how the Empire has been portrayed on British television over the last 70 years.

The Glorious Revolution

2. British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley: Series 1, The Glorious Revolution

Debunking the Glorious Revolution, when William of Orange stole the throne from James II.

Sir Ian McKellen

6. Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 13, Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen uncovers a theatrical ancestor and a Victorian political activist.

Confucius

3. Genius of the Ancient World: Confucius

Bettany Hughes visits China on the trail of Confucius, a great sage of Chinese history.

Socrates

2. Genius of the Ancient World: Socrates

Bettany Hughes is in Greece, on the trail of the influential maverick thinker Socrates.

Scotland in Miniature - The Isle of Arran

1. Grand Tours of Scotland: Series 3, Scotland in Miniature - The Isle of Arran

Paul Murton travels round a much-loved holiday destination, the Isle of Arran.

Helped into Power

1. Nazis: A Warning from History: Helped into Power

By January 1933, Germany had voted for a chancellor who was openly opposed to democracy.

The Wars of the Roses

1. British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley: Series 1, The Wars of the Roses

Lucy debunks the foundation myth of one of our favourite royal dynasties, the Tudors.

Property is Theft

1. Lefties: Property is Theft

Recalling Villa Road, a Brixton street where squatters lived by their left-wing beliefs.

Britain's Black Diamonds

4. Reel History of Britain: Britain's Black Diamonds

In south Wales, Melvyn Bragg looks back to the 1930s and salutes Britain's coal miners.

Florence

3. Italy's Invisible Cities: Florence

Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott explore the romantic city of Florence.

1900s

1. Further Back in Time for Dinner: Series 1, 1900s

The Robshaws travel to the 1900s to discover how food shaped the modern family.

On the Move

2. Britain Beneath Your Feet: On the Move

Dallas Campbell explores how what goes on underground keeps our country on the move.

Scotland and the Klan

Scotland and the Klan

A look at Scotland's possible links to racism in America's Deep South.

Buddha

1. Genius of the Ancient World: Buddha

Bettany Hughes travels to India to investigate the revolutionary ideas of the Buddha.

Ballina to Westport

15. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Ballina to Westport

On the last leg of the journey, a seaweed bath is followed by a steamy scene in Ballina.

Dromod to Sligo

14. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Dromod to Sligo

Michael Portillo learns how the Emerald Isle inspired the poet WB Yeats.

Rapid Fire

3. Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain's Armed History: Rapid Fire

Dr Sam Willis looks at the drive to develop ever more precise weapons on the battlefield.

Navan to Mullingar

13. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Navan to Mullingar

Michael Portillo gets up to speed with modern archaeology in County Meath.

It's Just Like Switzerland

6. Grand Tours of Scotland: Series 3, It's Just Like Switzerland

Paul Murton learns how Scotland was first promoted as a winter holiday destination.

Greystones to Dublin

12. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Greystones to Dublin

At Trinity College, Dublin, Michael Portillo discovers one of Ireland's greatest treasures

Building Britain

1. Britain Beneath Your Feet: Building Britain

Dallas Campbell reveals the hidden wonders beneath our feet.

Legacy

3. The King & the Playwright: A Jacobean History: Legacy

How later plays saw Shakespeare still alert to the troubled Jacobean world around him.

Wexford to Wicklow

11. Great British Railway Journeys: Series 8, Wexford to Wicklow

Armed with his Bradshaw's Handbook, Michael Portillo begins a journey across Ireland.

The Casebook

Call the Midwife: The Casebook

The history of childbirth in the 1950s and 60s and its portrayal in the drama series.