Seven Ages of Britain

Series 1 - 6. Age of Empire (1770-1911)

About this programme

6/7. David Dimbleby examines artefacts that reflect Britain's imperialist history during the 19th century, including a George IV jigsaw of the world and paintings of Cook's voyages. He travels to India to view buildings such as Government House and Howrah Station in Calcutta, which demonstrate the grandeur of the Raj, and studies items that show the darker side of empire-building.

Cast and crew

Cast

Presenter
David Dimbleby

Crew

Director
John Mullen
Executive Producer
Basil Comely
Producer
John Mullen