7 hrs. 17 mins.
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This 6-disc set begins with ‘Britain From The Air’, providing a breathtaking aerial viewpoint of the nation’s finest natural scenery and most historic architecture. Returning to earth, follow English Heritage as they embark on preserving for the nation Apethorpe Hall in Northamptonshire, Park Hill Flats in Sheffield, Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire and London’s King’s Cross Station.
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BRITAIN FROM THE AIR: Take a fascinating helicopter flight across Britain to see 6,000 years of history, heritage and architecture. This entirely aerial perspective traces the nations development from prehistoric times, through the arrival of the Romans, the Norman Conquest and the medieval age, right up to the present day. Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi. Featuring: The Romans in Britain, Medieval Realms, The Tudors, An Age of Elegance, The Industrial Revolution, The Victorians, A New Age.
ENGLISH HERITAGE: English Heritage act as the guardian s of the nation s history and are charged with preserving and maintaining over 350,000 historic and listed buildings, ruins and castles. This series follows English Heritage as it embarks on 4 amazing new projects but what was intended and what actually happened were two very different things. There is comedy, chaos and bitter political controversy, as massive losses ensue, the credit crunch bites, and massive infrastructure projects are thrown off track. Featuring: Apethorpe Hall – Northamptonshire, Park Hill Flats – Sheffield, Kenilworth Castle – Warwickshire, King’s Cross Station – London