BBC Four : Henry VII: Winter King
Documentary examining how the first Tudor monarch managed to cling on to power throughout his 23-year reign. Author Thomas Penn presents an intimate portrait of the often enigmatic ruler - from his victory over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, which secured him the throne of England, to his death in 1509 and the succession of his son Henry VIII.
Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of the city from ancient times to the present day and explores its importance in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He begins in the era of the Canaanites, when Jerusalem first came to be regarded as a sacred site, and examines the evidence that King David made it a Jewish city. He also discusses the construction of the First Temple by Solomon, the life and death of Jesus Christ, and the expulsion of the Jews by the Romans.