David Reynolds asks why Britain spent much of the war fighting in north Africa and Italy. (R)
4/8 Andrew reaches the Middle Ages, when Vikings explored and pillaged. (R)
10/10 Paul Martin meets a team of master cutlers in a Sheffield scissor factory.
BBC Two Scotland
BBC Two except Scotland
5/10 John Sergeant visits an ancient watermill in Lyme Regis and dungeons in Exeter Guildhall. (R)
5/7 Greg Hemphill explores how the documentary gave ordinary people a powerful platform.
3/3 Ian Hislop takes a look at the ups and downs of the stiff upper lip since World War I. (R)
Saturday 20 October 2012