Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History 4 January 2022: Tuesday on BBC Four
Home Waters to High Seas – Episode 1 of 3 – Shipwrecks are the nightmare we have forgotten – the price Britain paid for ruling the waves from an island surrounded by treacherous rocks. The result is a coastline that is home to the world’s highest concentration of sunken ships. But shipwrecks also changed the course of British history, helped shape our national character and drove innovations in seafaring technology, as well as gripping our imagination.
In this three-part series, maritime historian Dr Sam Willis looks at how and why the shipwreck came to loom so large. He begins with the embarrassing story of the top-heavy Mary Rose, the freak wrecking of the Spanish Armada and the terrifying real-life disasters at sea that inspired two of the greatest of all castaway tales – Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.
- Try Amazon Prime Video FREE / PureVPN – Stream US/UK Shows Worldwide
- Watched the show? Join the discussion and leave a comment below!
About Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History
Maritime historian Dr Sam Willis looks at how and why the shipwreck came to loom so large in British history.
This show is broadcast on BBC Four, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Latest Episodes of Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History
Latest Episodes on BBC Four
About BBC Four
BBC Fouris an British television network, and is one of the main television networks in the United Kingdom. It broadcasts in English.
Some of the most popular shows and programs on BBC include:
- Strictly Come Dancing
- Line of Duty
- The Capture
- Inside No. 9
- Holby City
- The Night Manager
- Top Gear
Television in the United Kingdom
The main United Kingdom networks are:
- BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
- BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four
- ITV (Independent Television)
- ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4
- Channel 4
- Channel 5
You will find articles on all your favourite TV shows on every network, everyday on TV Everyday!