Join us on tailored tours of the past.
In each episode we invite our time traveller to pick a year and three scenes to visit from that time. Then for half an hour they take us by the hand into exciting historical moments, eavesdropping on conversations, watching over scenes of drama, joy or despair. In Travels Through Time you get a ringside view to history as never before, with the action described by those who understand it best. Presented by the bestselling historian Peter Moore.
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In this episode we travel to the south coast of England where we witness the final preparations for D-Day, before joining the Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy.
This episode takes us back to AD 79, where we join Pliny the Younger as he witnesses one of the ancient world's most shocking events: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Letitia Landon – 'L.E.L.' – was one of the brightest stars of Georgian London's literary scene, but she remains an enigma whose life and death are open to interpretation.
Travel to one of the bloodiest years of the crusading era. Saladin recaptures Jerusalem, winning fame and admiration in both the West and the Islamic world.
In this episode we travel back 50 years to 1969 and the Apollo 11 moon landing. Kassia St Clair discusses the intriguing story behind the space suits, quiet wonders of technology made using traditional techniques.
This episode takes us back to the tense and dramatic days of 8-10 May 1940. Chamberlain suffers humiliation in the House of Commons and Churchill becomes prime minister.
In this episode we travel to the summer of 1947 to witness the chaotic, catastrophic sequence of events surrounding Indian independence and the subsequent Partition.
In this episode, writer and Gardeners' Question Time panellist Matthew Biggs travels to 1905 to watch the plant hunter George Forrest begin an ill-omened expedition into the mountains of Yunnan.