Professor Bob Nichol and Professor Michio Kaku of the Horizon team ask if we are alone in the Universe, a very searching question.
For thousands of years, science has tried to understand the mysteries of the night sky. It is an awe-inspiring achievement that a certain kind of ape has discovered that it is living on a planet, that the planet is flying around a star in the galaxy.
The Roman ruins being excavated at Birdoswald give a fascinating insight into post-Roman life in Wroxeter on Hadrian’s Wall.
Amid the gentle hills of the Shropshire countryside lie the remains of the Roman town of Wroxeter. Romantic ruins fascinated early antiquarians, who saw it as an evocative reminder of the great civilisation which had fallen into ruin.
The tin ingots discovered in a sunken galley in Plymouth Sound take the historians on an ancient journey to Constantinople.
The tin that the divers found lay a few metres away from a beach which has yielded some intriguing remains. Coastal erosion has revealed hearths were meat had been cooked. Could these be connected to the tin trade?
Archaeologist Mark Whyman has made a stunning find in his home town of York. The post Roman pottery demonstrates civilisation continued.
Life in York did not come to a standstill in 410. Mark had found evidence for some kind of activity in the city after the Romans left. And he is not alone. All over the country, archaeologists are piecing together a picture of dark age Britain very different from the conventional story of collapse.
The English Language has its roots in German with a strong influence from the original Celtic language of the British Isles.
If you’re a Celt and you’re trying to learn old English, just like any second language, you’re going to make mistakes. If you go to France today you’re bound to make mistakes, mistakes which really show structure from your own language.