Yesterday : David Starkey's Monarchy
The historian examines the impact the French Revolution had on the United Kingdom. The execution of King Louis XVI in 1793 led the royal family to fear the British people would want to cast aside their monarchy too, and they set about reminding the public of the value of history and tradition. The programme concludes with an examination of the institution at the beginning of the 20th century.
British engineers and pilots recreate the Dambusters' famous strike, using only the equipment and knowledge available at the time.