Tofi and Leofric set off to rescue the snatched women of Crowhurst, including Tofi's young wife Judith. En route they encounter the Normans, the ruthless Ozouf, the gentler Coutances and the mute Drogo. But Tofi and Leofric outwit their pursuers and reach safety.
The English arrive at Stamford Bridge, catching the Viking army off guard. An early attack could be the only chance of an English victory. But the Norsemen have a secret weapon, Gyrd the Giant, who must hold the bridge until Viking reinforcements arrive. But he can't hold it forever. And after an epic battle through the rivers and trees our English heroes triumph over the Vikings. Tragically, this spells the end of the Viking age. But before Ordgar, Leofric and Tofi have time to recover, news reaches them that a new predator has landed in Sussex.
In this episode, we explore the changing role of the Windsors' relationship to the Commonwealth and the political upheaval in the world during the 60s and 70s. Former colonies move to independence, often bringing violence. Tours to these parts of the world are under threat and the British and other former colonial powers struggle to come to terms with a new world order and diminished power.
In November 1919, a hardy fleet of aviators took off from England in a pioneering attempt to fly across the planet, to Australia. Many didn't make it. Twenty-eight days later, Ross Smith and his crew landed in Darwin, winning the great air race. This documentary celebrates the centenary of that landmark race. The flight was as awe-inspiring in its day as man landing on the moon 50 years later.