Through dramatic reconstruction, the series showcases Britain’s change and evolvement through time, woven together with stunning documentary footage from across the British Isles. A chorus of well known, influential celebrities, including Helen Mirren, Jessie J, Jeremy Irons, Lily Cole and Tim Roth give the series a real freshness by joining in an on-screen conversation about what it means to be British.
Episode One: Treasure Islands
In 58 AD the arrival of a 10,000-strong Roman army changed England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland for ever. How did this historic moment effect the achievements of early Britons? What social structures held sway before the invasion and who built Stonehenge and for what purpose?
Friday, 22 August at 8.30pm on SBS ONE.