Michael Wood kicks off the series by looking at the roots of early Britain. He marvels at the resilience and diversity of its people who turned a small island into a great power, and celebrates "one of the most astonishing tales in history". He reveals how the Romans - who named this far corner of their empire 'Britannia' - envied the land of the Britons with its "winters not too cold, and summers not too hot".

  • Episode Number 1
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  • Originally Aired Friday, May 25, 2012
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  • Directors Jenny Ash
  • Writers Michael Wood
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  • Last Updated 08/03/2012 4:26pm