BBC 2The day after London won the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network killing 52 people and injuring over 700.
ITV 1Documentary marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The day is recalled by key decision-makers including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
Channel 4This brand new film tells of the emergency treatment of the injured that took place in and around the World Trade Center as the jets crashed and the towers fell on the morning of 9/11.
Channel 4Featuring newly-uncovered audio recordings, previously unseen home movies and powerful testimony from the victims' families, 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers tells the stories of some of the people trapped in the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.
Channel 4This feature-length drama-documentary tells the story of 9/11 in the words of key political and military leaders as well as ordinary people who suddenly found themselves on the frontlines of a new kind of war.
BBC 2The Conspiracy Files investigates the growing number of conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
BBCNeil Oliver continues the story of how today's Britain and its people were forged over thousands of years of ancient history. It's 4,000 BC and the first farmers arrive from Europe, with seismic consequences for the local hunter-gatherers.
BBCNeil Oliver reaches the end of his epic tour of our most distant past with the arrival of metals and the social revolution that ushered in a new age of social mobility, international trade, and village life.
BBCNeil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age, including Stonehenge itself. This is a time of elite travellers, who were inventing the very idea of Heaven itself.
BBCNeil Oliver travels back to ice age Britain as he begins the epic story of how our land and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history. This week sees a struggle for survival in a brutal world of climate change and environmental catastrope.
BBC 4Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history. For the very first civilisations and also our own, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all.
BBC 4Dr James Fox explores how, in the hands of artists, the colours gold, blue and white have stirred our emotions, changed the way we behave and even altered the course of history.
BBCIn the Age of Reason, it was the rediscovery of the white columns and marbles of antiquity that made white the most virtuous of colours. For the flamboyant JJ Wickelmann and the British genius Josiah Wedgewood, white embodied all the Enlightenment values of justice, equality and reason.
Simon Schama1066 is not the best remembered date in British history for nothing. In the space of nine hours whilst the Battle of Hastings raged, everything changed. Anglo-Saxon England became Norman and, for the next 300 years, its fate was decided by dynasties of French rulers
Simon SchamaHow Henry II built a great medieval empire only for his wife and son to destroy it.
Simon SchamaWhy Britain was immune to the French Revolution's call - liberty, equality and fraternity.
Simon SchamaThe story of Edward I who tried to force English rule on Scotland and Wales.
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Simon SchamaSimon Schama reveals how the noble intentions of the British Empire were undermined.
Simon SchamaSimon Schama examines the lives of two figures: Winston Churchill and George Orwell.
Simon SchamaSimon Schama looks at the Victorian era, and the huge impact made by women of the period.
BBCDiarmaid MacCulloch explores the extraordinary rise of Roman Catholic Church.
BBCDiarmaid MacCulloch examines the concept of scepticism in Western Christianity.
BBCDiarmaid MacCulloch explores Eastern Orthodox Christianity's fight for survival.
BBCDiarmaid MacCulloch traces the growth of Evangelical Protestantism across the globe.
BBCDiarmaid MacCulloch looks at the Reformation and its attack on the Catholic Church.
BBC 4Mark Gatiss explores the early horror era of Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
BBC 4Mark Gatiss looks at horror films from the 50s and 60s, an era dominated by Hammer Films.
BBC 4Mark Gatiss explores the American horror films of the late 1960s and 70s.
BBC 4A series of documentaries examining the history of local people, places, inventions and events that changed the world. Adam Hart-Davis tells the remarkable story of Thomas Newcomen, the Devon man who invented the world's first working steam-powered engine.
BBC 4A series of documentaries examining the history of local people, places, inventions and events that changed the world. Horrible Histories author Terry Deary tells the story of the country's biggest and bloodiest ever battle in which 28,000 soldiers died in a single day of slaughter during the Wars of the Roses.
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BBC 1Chris Tarrant discovers how one simple invention revolutionised the industrial heart of Britain. He travels by narrow boat to see how the Brindley Lock created a canal network that would transform the Midlands from rural backwater to industrial giant.
BBC 2For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In his own inimitable style, Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics.
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BBC 2From its early years until the present day, London has provided powerful, emotional inspiration to artists.This documentary evokes the city as seen by painters, photographers, film-makers and writers through the ages.
Rupert EdwardsPoet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores great works of poetry set in the British landscape. Louis MacNeice was one of the big guns of British poetry in the 1930s and 40s but is less well known today. Sheers takes a stroll into one of his finest poems, called simply Woods.
Rupert EdwardsPoet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores great works of poetry set in the British landscape. What drove Matthew Arnold to write his bleak but tremendous poem Dover Beach.
Rupert EdwardsPoet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores six great works of poetry set in the British landscape.George Mackay Brown, who died in 1996, was the great poetic voice of the Orkneys and one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th century.
Rupert EdwardsPoet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores six great works of poetry set in the British landscape.Roberts was brought up in a wealthy family in Argentina but married a writer from Carmarthenshire in 1939 at the outbreak of war and spent the next nine years living in poverty in a Welsh-speaking village.
Rupert EdwardsPoet and author Owen Sheers presents a series in which he explores great works of poetry set in the British landscape.Sylvia Plath is one of the most popular and influential poets of recent history but her poetry is often overshadowed by her life.
BBC 2Jonathan Dimbleby travels through Brazil, the continent's largest country.
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