|01||Dire Combustion||20071105||20110523 (BBC7)|
Celebrating Bonfire Night with two historical sequences: the Gunpowder Plot and, 60 years later, the Fire of London.
|02||The Vikings||20071106||20110524 (BBC7)|
The Anglo Saxon era, with Alfred the Great, Ethelred the Unready and the arrival of the Scandinavians with names like Eric Bloodaxe, Guthrum, Thorfinn Skullsplitter and Olav Tidyhouse.
Harald Wartooth, immigration, Alfred and the cakes, murder and pillage: all grist to John O'Farrell's mill.
|03||Revolting Times||20071107||20110525 (BBC7)|
In the early 19th century, only 435,000 males could vote and all MPs who had no pay had to be property owning.
It was time for reform and the Chartist movement.
One man, one vote? It wasn't always so, as John O'Farrell explains at length.
|04||The Norman Conquest||20071108||20110526 (BBC7)|
William, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy and a tanner's daughter, defeats King Harold at Hastings and becomes William the Conqueror, introducing Britain to his fancy French ways, including red or white wine.
How did Britain take to William the Conqueror's fancy French ways? John O'Farrell explains.
|05 LAST||Their Finest Hour||20071109||20110527 (BBC7)|
Or how a two-minute silence from Winston Churchill changes the whole course of the war.
O'Farrell has a surprisingly high opinion of Churchill as prime minister during the Second World War in this the final extract from his latest book.
Never have so many, for so few, on the beaches.