3. The Golden Age
Michael Wood looks at the Song dynasty era, including its art, inventions and cuisine.
First shown: 4 Feb 2016
1. The 50s
The Ashby Hawkins family enter the 50s, saying goodbye to their TV and hello to a piano.
First shown: 2 Feb 2016
Michael Wood joins the Qin family reunion as they gather to worship their ancestors.
First shown: 21 Jan 2016
How television's telling of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years.
First shown: 3 Feb 2016
1. Reinventing Russia
A look at the early Romanovs, from 16-year-old Mikhail in 1613 to Peter the Great....
2. Age of Extremes
Lucy examines the reign of Catherine the Great and the conflict with Napoleonic France....
3. The Road to Revolution
Lucy investigates how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in the years 1825-1918....
A look at the early Romanovs, from 16-year-old Mikhail in 1613 to Peter the Great.
First shown: 6 Jan 2016
Lucy examines the reign of Catherine the Great and the conflict with Napoleonic France.
First shown: 13 Jan 2016
Lucy investigates how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in the years 1825-1918.
First shown: 20 Jan 2016
2. Silk Roads and China Ships
Michael Wood looks at China's first great international age under the Tang Dynasty.
First shown: 28 Jan 2016
1. A New Civilisation
How the Irish saved Britain from cultural oblivion during the Dark Ages of 400-800AD.
First shown: 25 May 2009
1. The Gilded Cage
The childhood of Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters and their relationship with Rasputin.
First shown: 21 Aug 2014
Jake Chapman explores why Goya's Disasters of War etchings are so central to his own art.
First shown: 10 Jan 2016
1. The Road to the Pyramids
Joann Fletcher goes in search of the building blocks of Egyptian civilisation....
Joann explores how the Pyramid Age ended in catastrophe.
Joann explores the magnificent Colossi of Memnon, built under pharaoh Amenhotep III....
Joann discovers how Egypt's enemies exploited a country weakened by internal strife....
Joann Fletcher goes in search of the building blocks of Egyptian civilisation.
First shown: 4 Jan 2016
First shown: 11 Jan 2016
Joann explores the magnificent Colossi of Memnon, built under pharaoh Amenhotep III.
First shown: 18 Jan 2016
A new, adventurous and epic film by Adam Curtis.
First shown: 25 Jan 2015
Documentary about the rituals and secrets of the royal bedchamber.
First shown: 5 Aug 2013
1. King George V
How the innovations of unlikely moderniser King George V helped rescue the monarchy.
First shown: 3 Jan 2012
2. The Middle Ages
Documentary looking at the clash between luxury and Christianity in medieval Europe.
First shown: 4 Jul 2011
1. Frank Brent
Frank Brent, an NCO with the Australian Imperial Force, fought at Gallipoli....
2. Katie Morter
Katie Morter, a civilian in Manchester, recalls a letter that broke her heart....
3. Henry Williamson
Henry Williamson, a Private with the London Rifles, recalls the Christmas Truce of 1914....
4. Cecil Arthur Lewis
Cecil Arthur Lewis, a fighter pilot with the Royal Flying Corps, recalls WW1 dogfights....
5. Stefan Westmann
Stefan Westmann, a German Infantry Division Corporal, describes the act of killing....
Frank Brent, an NCO with the Australian Imperial Force, fought at Gallipoli.
First shown: 10 Mar 2014
Katie Morter, a civilian in Manchester, recalls a letter that broke her heart.
Henry Williamson, a Private with the London Rifles, recalls the Christmas Truce of 1914.
2. A World Turned Upside Down
The story of shipwrecks moves into the Georgian age, when Britain ruled the waves.
First shown: 9 Dec 2013
Series 2: 7. The Home Front
How 1960s Britain tried to solve housing shortages and rebuild shattered cities.
First shown: 17 Sep 2013