Inch for inch, pound for pound, the Patrol Torpedo boats of World War II were among the most powerful warships of all time. Like David against Goliath, these small wooden boats were designed to take on and destroy the steel-hulled giants that dominated the oceans. Journey back to the early days of WWII to see how these remarkable boats came into being, and hear from the men who fought aboard them. Take a thrilling ride on a restored PT Boat, and get an up-close look at the features that made it so dangerous both for the ships it was designed to cripple and its own crew!
The Bronze Age was the time when the British landscape became civilised, with fields, farms and the first roads, but little evidence survives of what life was like 3,500 years ago. However, in 1992, archaeologists in Dover town centre unearthed something that shed light on this mysterious era. Six metres underground they discovered the perfectly preserved remains of a large boat. Tony Robinson joins a team of experts as they strive to reconstruct the Dover Boat - one of the world's oldest seagoing vessels - using only materials and tools from its era.