Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.
Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty by investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century. The years between 1825 and 1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried and failed to deal with the growing pressure for constitutional reform and revolution.
Lucy Worsley examines the extraordinary reign of Catherine the Great, and the traumatic conflict with Napoleonic France that provdes the setting for the novel War and Peace. She begins in the 18th century, when the great palaces of the Romanovs were built. Built in Romanov Russia, blood was always intermingled with gold - these splendid interiors were the backdrop to affairs, coups and murder.
The Romanovs were the most powerful monarchs since the Middle Ages, wielding absolute power into the 20th century. Their demise was shocking and brutal, yet for most they are distant, barely understood figures. Lucy Worsley applies her characteristic insight and wit to the Romanov dynasty to create a fresh and compelling account of this most extraordinary royal family.
The story of Isidor and Ida Straus; their great love and the curious circumstances of her death. The Addergoole Fourteen - 14 immigrants from the village of Addergoole whose journey on Titanic is remembered and memorialized to this day. And George Rosenshine and Gertrude Mabel Thorne whose love caused them to defy conventions of the day and whose story is told through a leather satchel recovered from 12,500 feet below the Atlantic Ocean.
Filmed in Sydney, set against a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle, the renowned Scottish spectacular features a cast of more than 1500 making it the largest Tattoo ever in its 69-year history.
We have been granted rare access inside perhaps the world's most iconic chocolate factory, Bournville, home to Cadbury since 1879. We join the production-line team working on Cadbury's Roses, and see how they turn Dairy Milk chocolate into 6 million individual chocolates every single day.