Andrew Marr takes to the skies exploring Britain from above.

An epic journey revealing the secrets, patterns and hidden rhythms of our lives from a striking new perspective.

Join host Andrew Marr as he discovers how each and every one of us is interconnecting making Britain what it is today.

Britain looks very different from the skies. From a bird's eye view of the nation, its workings, cities, landscapes and peoples are revealed and re-discovered in new and extraordinary ways.

Cutting edge technology allows you to see through cloud cover, navigate the landscape and witness familiar sights as never seen before.

This landmark series of documentaries was filmed in High Definition and aired on BBC One, Two and Four for three weeks starting August 10, 2008. See On TV for details of repeat broadcasts.

This website allows you to watch all the films from the programmes, exclusive material including Rewinds through time at 16 different locations, Rough Cuts of magic moments and Behind the Scenes. You can also view more of Jason Hawkes' amazing aerial images in the Photography section.

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  • Andrew Marr

    Andrew Marr

    Our host reveals what's excited him most about the analysing our country from the skies.

  • Railways across the UK

    Did You Know?

    Fascinating facts and figures in Britain from Above.

  • Bowness-on-Solway

    Jason Hawkes' Photography

    Jason Hawkes is one of the world's most respected aerial photographers.

  • Andrew Marr and crowd psychologist Clifford Stott

    Expert Contributors

    Discover how some of Britain's foremost academics, agencies and professional bodies have helped to inform Britain From Above.

  • A keyboard


    Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about Britain from Above.

  • A tape library


    Britain from Above was developed and produced by Lion Television for the BBC. A true multiplatform project the team worked across the television series and interactive.

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