Birth of Britain

  • Volcanoes

    Tony Robinson explores how Britain was formed, and how the earth beneath our feet has shaped the country we live in today. In this episode he explores volcanoes, from Scotland to Snowdonia.

  • Ice

    Tony Robinson travels from the Scottish Highlands to Glasgow, the Lake District and the banks of the Thames to uncover how ice ages have shaped the country we live in today.

  • Gold

    Britain is probably better known for producing coal and tin but a far greater treasure is hidden in the rocks around the UK. Tony Robinson goes in search of Britain's gold.