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Sacred Wonders of Britain
Archeologist Neil Oliver sets off on a journey to reveal the sacred face of Britain, an ancient landscape of belief and ritual that lies hidden just below the surface of the modern world. From Britain's remotest islands to the heart of its cities, Neil searches for clues that tell us how these wonders came to be. What was it about Britain's rich and varied landscape that inspired people to express their beliefs by reshaping the world around them? What did they see that led them to deem some places more sacred than others? And why are we still drawn back to those places today?
Episodes
Ep 1
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Watch March 29, 8:00pm
Ep 2
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Watch April 5, 8:00pm
Ep 3
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Watch April 12, 8:00pm
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Neil Oliver goes in search of the very first stirrings of religion in Britain. In the south of England and on the Scottish borders, great tombs are evidence of ancestor worship among farmers of the Neolithic era. (1 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Mar 29, 8:00pm
Sat Mar 31, 5:00pm
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Neil Oliver visits Bronze and Iron Age sites that were sacred to ancient Britons, with water seen not just as a source of life but also of reverence. (2 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Apr 5, 8:00pm
Sat Apr 7, 5:00pm
Sacred Wonders of Britain
Neil Oliver examines how the creation of saints by the early church led to a new generation of sacred wonders across Britain. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Apr 12, 8:00pm
Sat Apr 14, 5:00pm