In this episode, Tony Robinson takes a bath in blood, performs stone-age brain surgery, and detonates a perfume bomb in his quest to understand the paranormal forces which their ancestors believed made them ill and the magical medicines they used as cures.
In this series Tony Robinson delves back through 2000 years of history to investigate the beliefs of Britain's ancestors. From the brutal human sacrifices of Iron Age Britain, through the stomach-churning supernatural medicine of the middle ages, to the horrifying witch-hunts and exorcisms of the 16th and 17th centuries (and beyond), Tony's remarkable journey takes him to some of the darkest moments in the country's past.
Part two of this extraordinary drama documentary special presents a new insight into the iconic Easter events. A leading theologian and an investigative archaeologist have linked Jesus to the most powerful and ambitious politician in the Roman Empire. New evidence shows that over six months, Jesus built influence in Jerusalem using the protection that Rome gave him. When his Roman ally fell from power, he was left exposed on the firing line. With arresting documentary sequences from Israel to Italy and stunning drama, the explosive Roman power politics that ultimately nailed Jesus to the cross will be uncovered.