Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters
Tony Robinson explores the weird and wonderful history of belief, superstition and religious experience in Britain.
For 2000 years, Britain has been a Christian country. Or has it? In fact, our ancestors actually kept many other dark, fantastical beliefs alive.
It was a world underpinned by the outlandish, dangerous and plain weird. Ideas that today seem unbelievable, but were seen as uncontroversial and hugely influential, with some having shaped our history as much as mainstream religion.
This visceral five part series delves into the brutal human sacrifices of Iron Age Britain, the stomach-churning supernatural medicine of the middle ages and the horrifying witch-hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Using a mixture of experiments, demonstrations and dramatic reconstruction, Tony's remarkable journey takes him to some of the darkest moments of our past.
Channel 4 and National Geographic