Collection of documentaries exploring the history of London.
London: A Tale of Two Cities (1980) Dan Cruickshank explores one of the most dramatic centuries in the history of London. Using two remarkable surveys written at either end of this momentous century he discovers how a combination of innovation, ambition and sheer spirit of enterprise saw Londoners thrive. The Bridges That Built London (2012) Dan Cruickshank explores the city's Thames crossings, discovering there is much more to them than simply a means of getting from one place to another. Beginning in the marshes of the estuary, he moves upstream to Vauxhall before reaching the Millennium Bridge near St Paul's Cathedral. Peter Ackroyd's Thames It is one of the world's most famous rivers and the reason that London exists. Author Peter Ackroyd introduces the River Thames "a symbol of eternity, in its unending cycle of movement and change". With a fascinating history that tells the story of England itself and in this fascinating series he looks at the Thames in all its moods. English Heritage: Kings Cross (1987) Everywhere we look history is around us. English Heritage act as the guardian's of the nation's history and are charged with preserving and maintaining over 350,000 historic and listed buildings, ruins and castles. This programme looks at a new project at Kings Cross Station. Suggs Disappearing London (2006) Madness lead singer and presenter Graham 'Suggs' McPherson sets off on a journey through London to celebrate the endangered buildings and open spaces which give the capital its special charm and unique character. The Tallest Tower: Building the Shard The Shard is one of London's most dominant landmarks. Filmed over four years, The Tallest Tower: Building the Shard provides exclusive behind-the-scenes access to this architectural journey, and the story of one man's desire to leave a lasting mark on the capital.