Secrets of Great British Castles

Dover Castle

Series 1 - Episode 1 Dover Castle



Dan Jones heads to the south-east of England to explore the turbulent history of Dover Castle. He reveals that Henry II ordered its construction not only as a statement of royal power, but also out of guilt for the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170. Dan discovers how a vast network of tunnels was used to defend the castle, including underground barracks built during the Napoleonic Wars and a nuclear bunker created during the Cold War.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Dan Jones
Director Maurice Sweeney
Director Gerry Hoban
Executive Producer Billy McGrath
Executive Producer Abigail Adams
Producer Una Shinners
Producer Ciara Bresnihan
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