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1. The Story of Ireland (2011– )

59 min | Documentary

The series aims to explore Irish history using the historical facts and evidence while charting the origin and impact of the numerous myths that have been passed off as history in the past.... See full summary »

Stars: Fergal Keane, Roy Foster, Tom Ó Loughlin, Donnchadh O'Corrain

Votes: 46

2. Walking Through History (2013– )

47 min | Documentary

Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Alistair Moffat, Kate Williams, John Barnatt

Votes: 121

3. Rise of the Clans (2018)

TV-14 | History, War

Scotland's ancient clans are renowned as some of the most legendary warriors in history - fierce tribes forged by the country's wild mountains and glens. This is their thrilling story of ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Oliver, Darren Mitchell, Hannah Young, Samuel Gilbert-Davies

Votes: 49

4. Vikings (2012– )

59 min | Documentary

Vikings is a documentary series written and presented by Neil Oliver charting the rise of the Vikings from prehistoric times to the empire of Canute.

Star: Neil Oliver

Votes: 201

5. Cunk on Britain (2018)

30 min | Comedy

Investigative reporter Philomena Cunk returns with this landmark series journeying through British history. She asks eminent figures important questions such as is a rock made of stone or a stone made of rock?

Stars: Diane Morgan, Vanessa Harding, Ronald Hutton, Neil Oliver

Votes: 637

6. A History of Scotland (2008–2009)

60 min | Documentary, History

A documentary charting the birth and growth of the Scottish nation.

Stars: Neil Oliver, Grace Beagan, James Fleming, Scott Glynn

Votes: 306

7. Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain (2009– )


Andrew looks at the first period of the 20th century, in the wake of the death of Queen Victoria - a new dawn for Britain.

Star: Andrew Marr

Votes: 97

8. After Braveheart (2015– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Drama

A docudrama telling the story of the events that unfolded when a Scottish army led by Robert Bruce tried to drive the English out of Scotland 700 years ago.

Stars: Brian Cox, Jamie Biddulph, Stuart McMillan, Robert Bartlett

Votes: 64

9. Scotland: Rome's Final Frontier (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

Scotland was the Roman Empire's toughest Militarychallenge. At the height of its power, Rome dominated millions of people and vast tracts of lands . Visiting Scotland's most extraordinary ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Twaddle

Votes: 7

10. 1066: A Year to Conquer England (2017)

TV-PG | 180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Drama-Documentary in which historian Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to the Battle of Hastings.

Stars: Jotham Annan, Andrew Havill, Tom Holland, Adam James

Votes: 157

11. The Normans (2010– )

Not Rated | Documentary

British history professor Robert Bartlett explains, mainly on historical sites and illustrated with authentic artifacts, the eventful history of the Normans, some of the Norse men (Vikings)... See full summary »

Star: Robert Bartlett

Votes: 159

12. Britain's Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson (2016– )

47 min | History

Tony Robinson walks our oldest roads to find the truth behind the megaliths, burial sites, ley lines and hidden caves along their path, and connect the clues they have left hidden in the British landscape.

Star: Tony Robinson

Votes: 29

13. Britain AD: King Arthur's Britain (2004– )


Francis Pryor reveals that the Roman invasion of Britain was a beneficial experience.

Stars: Francis Pryor, Robin Cook, Helen Geake, David Howlett

Votes: 19

14. The Worst Jobs in History (2004– )

45 min | Documentary

Tony Robinson visits various periods in history, literally getting involved in the worst jobs our ancestors had to endure.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Damian Brooke, Jonathan Foyle, Marc Meltonville

Votes: 244

15. Sacred Wonders of Britain (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

At the edge of Europe the British Isles is home to one of the world's richest collections of sacred sites. With stunning photography Sacred Wonders of Britain tells the stories of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Oliver, Ronald Hutton, Nick Card, Jane Downes

Votes: 30

16. Time Team (1994–2014)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, History

A group of archaeologists have 3 days to discover historical artifacts in different sites around Britain.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth

Votes: 1,045

17. The Plantagenets (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

The story of England's longest ruling dynasty, starting with Henry II and ending with Richard III.

Star: Robert Bartlett

Votes: 139

18. Tales from the Royal Bedchamber (2013)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to uncover the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber. She reveals that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Lucy Worsley, Tracy Borman, Sebastian Edwards, Olivia Fryman

Votes: 237

19. Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

Docudrama series with author Dan Jones. It follows the period from control freak king Henry II to the tyrant king Richard II.

Stars: Dan Jones, Dragos Onisei, Julie Barrau, Cosmin Dominte

Votes: 246

20. Britain's Bloody Crown (2016– )

Not Rated | Drama, History

Using a combination of documentary and drama, historian Dan Jones tells the story of the War of the Roses - the 30 year civil war between the House of York and House of Lancaster that saw the crown change hands seven times.

Stars: Dan Jones, Steffan Boje, James Oliver Wheatley, Darren Bransford

Votes: 190

21. Elizabeth (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary, Drama

The life of Queen Elizabeth I of England

Directors: Steven Clarke, Mark Fielder | Stars: Imogen Slaughter, David Starkey, Saskia Backwell, Karen Archer

Votes: 130

22. Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled (2014– )

59 min | Documentary

This is the story of Queen Victoria as never heard before; a psychological insight of the woman told through her own words, her experiences recounted solely through her personal diaries and letters.

Stars: Anna Chancellor, A.N. Wilson

Votes: 32

23. A History of Ancient Britain (2011– )

TV-G | Documentary

Neil Oliver tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history - the beginnings of our world forged in ice, stone, and bronze.

Stars: Neil Oliver, Alison Sheridan, Paul Bahn, Martin Bell

Votes: 151

24. The Story of Wales (2012– )

58 min | History

Huw Edwards presents this history of Wales, showing the country in ways it's never been seen before. From prehistoric times, to power struggles with the barons, and England, through to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Huw Edwards, Michael Austin, Lee Jessup, Tim Ellwood

Votes: 52

25. A History of Celtic Britain (2011)


In four chapters, largely based on and illustrated with archaeological finds and sites, Neil Oliver explains how, as far as is known, the Iron Age Celtic tribes known as the Ancient ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Oliver, Barry Cunliffe, Philip Crummy, Andy Deane

Votes: 81

26. Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant (2009– )


Dr David Starkey examines the history and motives that shaped the most infamous king of England. This series is beautifully researched and offers some new insights into life and times of Henry VIII.

Stars: Nick Sampson, Laurence Spellman, David Starkey, Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Votes: 77

27. The Crusades (2012– )


From its beginnings in 1096 until its final defeat in 1291, the Christian Crusaders fight intermittent battles against the Muslims for control of Jerusalem.

Stars: Tom Asbridge, Taef Al Azhari, Reuven Amitai, Sandrine Boucher

Votes: 95

28. The Minoans (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Documentary

Best known for the myth of the Minotaur, Crete gave birth to Europe's first civilization. Yet little is known about those who inhabited the island. But now, with fresh archeological ... See full summary »

Directors: Melanie Archer, Tim Kirby | Stars: Bettany Hughes, Nicholas Farrell, George Tsonev, Dion Pala

Votes: 50

29. The Real Macbeth (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Tony Robinson takes a look at the facts behind the myth of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and finds a quite different character and story to that created by the 'Bard of Avon'.

Director: David Willcock | Star: Tony Robinson

Votes: 6

30. Britain's Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson (2018)

60 min | Documentary, History

Actor and history enthusiast Tony Robinson examines six monumental British cathedrals, their history and the treasures that they house.

Stars: Tony Robinson, John Sentamu

Votes: 13

31. The Spartans (2004– )

175 min | Documentary, History

A history of the ancient Spartans, featuring historian Bettany Hughes as presenter and narrator.

Star: Bettany Hughes

Votes: 175

32. David Starkey's Magna Carta (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

David Starkey looks at the origins of Magna Carta, the document that has underpinned British liberties since it was created in 1215 to check the abuses of King John.

Director: Christopher Spencer | Star: David Starkey

Votes: 16

35. Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

Historian Lucy Worsley visits the time of Henry VIII and tells the story of his six successive wives.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Nicholas Agnew, Scott Arthur, Paola Bontempi

Votes: 461

36. Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's (2009)

60 min | Documentary

In this three-part documentary series Waldemar Januszczak discovers paintings, sculptures and architecture of the Baroque period. Starting from the square of Saint Peter's Basilica in Italy to St Paul's Cathedral in England.

Star: Waldemar Januzczak

Votes: 44

37. The Dark Ages: An Age of Light (2012– )

Documentary, History

Christianity slowly emerged from being a persecuted minority to the state religion of the Roman Empire. This episode is a history of the ways believers grappled with a way to depict Jesus. ... See full summary »

Stars: Shaun Greenhalgh, Waldemar Januzczak

Votes: 159

38. A History of Britain (2000–2002)

60 min | Documentary, History

A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 747

39. The Celts (2001– )


A documentary covering the history of the Celtic people and culture.

Stars: John Morgan, Barry Cunliffe, Michel Egloff, Thomas Stöllner

Votes: 43

41. The Celts (1987– )

55 min | Documentary

This TV documentary series was produced by the BBC back in 1986 and is about the people known as The Celts who lived in many areas of Europe around 2000 years ago.

Stars: Frank Delaney, Jorg Biel, Barry Cunliffe, Richard Holmes

Votes: 77

43. Simon Schama's Shakespeare (2012– )

Not Rated | History

Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new light on some of the greatest plays ever written.

Stars: Simon Schama, Harriet Walter, Peter De Jersey, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 44

44. The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

This three-part documentary discovers the origins and beliefs of the Celts in artifacts and human remains across Europe. What emerges is not a portrait of wild people on the western fringes... See full summary »

Stars: Alice Roberts, Neil Oliver, Mike Loades, Nigel Meeks

Votes: 152