Empire

Making sense of modern Britain is a tough call. But the explanation, more often than not, lies in the British Empire. Jeremy Paxman believes that unless we come to terms with our Imperial past, we'll never understand who we are and where we're going today.

So in this series, he cuts through our national embarrassment, turning his forensic and unapologetic gaze on to this most compelling period of our history – and tracing its far-reaching influence on the present.

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Doing Good

Episode 1x05; Mar 26, 2012

In the final part of his personal account of Britain's empire, Jeremy Paxman tells the extraordinary story of how a desire for conquest became a mission to improve the rest of mankind, especially in Africa, and how that mission shaded into an unquest

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x05: Doing GoodMar 26, 2012
1x04: Making a FortuneMar 19, 2012
1x03: Playing the GameMar 12, 2012
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