The Witzenberg town of Tulbagh will be holding a commemorative event in September for the 50 year anniversary of the earthquake.
In the last of the series, Richard Miles examines the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
Archaeologist and historian Richard Miles examines the phenomenon of the Roman Republic.
Richard Miles traces the battle-scarred career of Alexander the Great.
Richard Miles explores the power and the paradox of the 'Greek Thing'.
Richard Miles looks at the winners, losers and survivors of the great Bronze Age collapse.
Richard Miles traces the roots of civilisation in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece.
Brian Cox reveals how whisky has shaped Scotland's hard-drinking reputation.
How smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a market of addicts.
How sugar cane fuelled a consumer revolution but is now responsible for serious ailments.
By the 1930s, the legacy of America's millionaire princesses paves the way for the future.
Exploring marriages between the daughters of new-money Americans and cash-strapped Brits.
Elizabeth McGovern explores the first transatlantic marriages of the late 1800s.
The advances that have elevated the murder weapon from being mere evidence to key witness.
Gabriel Weston looks at the difficulty of identifying the body in a murder case.
A look at cases that were solved by examining the smallest traces of forensic evidence.
Andy Torbet dives below the waves in search of the inspiration for the first stone circle.
Andy Torbet and some local seafaring volunteers build a boat.
Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world.
A look at the people who helped create a more culturally diverse post-war Britain.
A look at extraordinary courage, terrible suffering and miraculous survival in WWII.
A look at the defiant spirit that brought the nation together during WWII.
Documentary about the extraordinary last survivors who fought or lived through WWII.
Tracing the propaganda war waged between the pro-slavery lobby and abolitionists.
Documentary uncovering the scale of the slavery business as it existed in Britain.
David Olusoga explores the Victorian moral crusade against slavery.
David Olusoga looks at slavery and remembers black sailors who fought for Britain.
David Olusoga explores the relationship between Britain and people of African origins.
China's economic growth signals a seismic shift in political power from West to East.
Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to mix Communism and Capitalism.
Niall Ferguson shows the historical uses of the Chinese state for the higher goal of unity
An intimate story of Britain's recent royal weddings, told by the people who were there.
The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother to Princess Margaret
On the last leg of his globetrotting expedition Dan visits the Parthenon in Athens.
Dan hunts down some Byzantine treasures in Istanbul.
Dan Cruickshank visits the Trading Domes of Uzbekistan before moving on to Damascus.
In Calcutta, Dan Cruickshank tangles with a ten-armed naked goddess.
Dan Cruickshank marvels at the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta army.
Dan discovers some Australian erotic cave paintings.
Dan Cruickshank travels from Mayan tombs to the Statue of Liberty.
Dan Cruickshank embarks on an epic world tour to witness the world's greatest treasures.
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