In an ambitious and fascinating series, David Dimbleby reveals the seven great ages of British culture, uncovering and exploring over a thousand years of extraordinary artistic achievement. Fresh, rich and full of vivid insights into the triumphs and tragedies of the national past, the stories unfold through an incredible collection of treasures: from Shakespeare's history plays and the inventions of the Royal Society, to the paintings of Hogarth and Gainsborough, the colonial architecture of India and pre-Independence America through to the works of Francis Bacon.
In each case, the series investigates how these cultural fulcrums reflected, and even shaped, the culture of their age. Packed with tales of heroism and villainy, expect the unexpected as connections are made between past and present, allowing us to see our modern age in an entirely new way.
These discs are (PAL) format, and will work on all modern Australian & European DVD players.