A History of Ancient Britain

Series 1 - 1. Age of Ice

Age of Ice

About this programme

1/4. Neil Oliver explores the origins of Britain and its people, a story forged over thousands of years. In south Wales, he joins a team of archaeologists to examine 8,000-year-old footprints revealed beneath tidal mud banks, and abseils into a cave dating back 33,000 years. The historian also reveals how, as the last ice age receded some 11,000 years ago, Britain became an island, a fate that was sealed following a cataclysmic tsunami around 6,000 BC.

Cast and crew


Neil Oliver


Executive Producer
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer
Cameron Balbirnie