History Of Ancient Britain – Part I – Neil Oliver embarks on an epic quest through thousands of years of ancient history to tell the story of how Britain and its people came to be.
The first part of the story takes him from the glacial wasteland of ice-age mammoth hunters, through the glories of the Stone Age, to the magnificence of international Bronze Age society.
To piece together this remarkable story, Neil travels the length and breadth of the British Isles exploring some of its greatest wonders and revealing how science is solving mysteries while getting hands-on experience of ancient technology.
Tapping into the latest discoveries and experimental archaeology, History Of Ancient Britain – Part I gets under the skin of this mysterious world, the lives of the people who inhabited it, and the tipping points that changed their lives – and made ours.
History Of Ancient Britain – Part II will continue the story through the Iron Age and the Celtic kings to the Romans.
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Autumn/Winter 2010/2011