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Inside Windsor CastleInside Windsor Castle
Channel 5, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Biography

Explore the secrets of the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle, as we journey through the history and grandeur of Windsor Castle. Join us as we discover the stories and scandals of the royal family, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the daily life of the staff who keep this magnificent palace running.


The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime StoryThe Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story
BBC Four, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Documentary | ► Trailer

In this investigative three-part series for BBC Four, filmmaker Gillian Pachter re-examines the Ruth Ellis case. In July 1955, Ruth was the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Her crime: the cold-blooded murder of her lover David Blakely. It is a case that shocked the nation and still fascinates today. It has its place in ushering in the defence of diminished responsibility and the eventual abolishment of capital punishment. We all think we know the story, but why, when it was seemingly such an open-and-shut case, does it still divide opinion on whether Ruth Ellis got the justice she deserved? Gillian wants to find out.


Britain in ColourBritain in Colour
Smithsonian Channel, 2019 On Hiatus | History, Documentary, Biography
Rating: 3/5

The early half of the 20th century was an era of great power, leadership, and transformation for Britain. The British Empire controlled over a quarter of the earth's land, the Royal Family struggled to rebrand itself in order to save the monarchy, and Winston Churchill boosted morale and resolve in the nation's deepest moment of need. Using cutting-edge digital technology, witness the dramatic stories of kings, queens, colonists, and a maverick prime minister, presented entirely in color.


British History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy WorsleyBritish History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
BBC Four, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Lucy Worsley explores how the history of three of Britain's founding national events are in fact carefully crafted mythologies. The Wars of the Roses, the Glorious Revolution and the creation of the British Raj are all revealed as carefully-constructed narratives created by the victors at the time and embellished by historians, novelists and film-makers ever since.Throughout the series, Lucy travels across Britain, the Netherlands and India to the palaces, battlefields and bed chambers where these stories were created and reinvented over the years. She also meets up with experts who shed further light on how these legends and mythologies have been woven together to create A Very British History.


A Very British Murder with Lucy WorsleyA Very British Murder with Lucy Worsley
BBC Four, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Dr Lucy Worsley chronicles the birth of the whodunit in a new three-part series, A Very British Murder. Exploring how a spate of grisly killings in Regency London entered the national psyche, she'll show how the murder tale gradually became a staple of Victorian entertainment and helped to inspire the works of authors such as Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.


Britannia (2005)Britannia (2005)
BBC Two, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

A series of BBC documentaries about a variety of subjects, all titled Britannia.


Walking Britain's Lost RailwaysWalking Britain's Lost Railways
Channel 5, 2018 On Hiatus | Documentary

Join Rob Bell on a journey through time as he explores the forgotten railways of Britain. Discover the lost landscapes and infrastructure of former railway lines. Walking Britain's Lost Railways is a fascinating look at the history of transportation in Britain, showcasing the beauty of the countryside and the engineering feats of the past.


The QueenThe Queen
Channel 4, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Documentary

Five leading British actresses play the Queen at pivotal times in her reign in this ground-breaking series, mixing dramatised scenes behind palace doors with news archive and testimony from royal insiders.


How the Victorians Built BritainHow the Victorians Built Britain
Channel 5, 2018 On Hiatus | Documentary, History
Rating: 5/5

This series travels the length and breadth of Britain to find out how the Victorians built Britain. It uncovers the incredible and surprising stories behind iconic landmarks; discovers the hidden heroes behind the epic constructions; and finds out how the incredible advances made by the Victorians forged the world we live in today.


Six Wives with Lucy WorsleySix Wives with Lucy Worsley
BBC One, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer

Documentary series featuring dramatic reconstruction in which Lucy Worsley revisits key events in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives, revealing how each attempted to exert influence on the king and the Tudor court. Lucy delves into records of private moments and personal feelings in the women's lives that ended up shaping the course of history.


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