As hosted by historian Simon Schama, this epic-length, 15-part documentary miniseries from the BBC examines the chronology of Great Britain from 3000 BC to 1965. The program's approach involves using famous people, places and events from the United Kingdom as chronological touchstones, as it passes through various decades and centuries; to accomplish these and other related goals, Schama ventures to multiple continents and tours hundreds of milieux where events actually took place, centuries prior. Significantly, the program makes a point of delving into ultra-specific details from the lives of historical figures that other sources have a tendency to omit or gloss over. Bonus features include: an interview taken from The Rest is History; a promotional message from Simon Schama; a biography of Schama; and much more.
Simon Schama's promo message; Interview taken from "The Rest Is History"; Television and the trouble with history; Biography of Simon Schama; Tempus Fugit - exclusive behind-the-scenes interview; Original score; Simon Schama's John Donne special