Previews Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney airs 2 Jan on BBC-2 Published 2 years ago on December 19, 2016 Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney is a three part series looking at the history of Orkney Island. It begins on BBC-2 on Monday 2 January at 9.00pm Orkney – seven miles off the coast of Scotland and cut off by the tumultuous Pentland Firth, the fastest flowing tidal race in Europe – is often viewed as being remote. Yet it is one of the treasure troves of archaeology in Britain. Recent discoveries there are turning the stone age map of Britain upside down. Rather than an outpost at the edge of the world, recent finds suggest an extraordinary theory… that Orkney was the cultural capital of our ancient world and the origin of the stone circle cult which culminated in Stonehenge. In this new three-part series Neil Oliver, Chris Packham, Andy Torbet and Dr Shini Somara join hundreds of archaeologists from around the world who have gathered there to investigate at one of Europe’s biggest digs. Chris Packham uncovers the secrets revealed by the DNA of Orkney’s unique vole, Neil Oliver explores Orkney’s tombs and monuments, Dr Shini Somara experiments to discover how the Orcadians could have moved giant blocks of stone over rough ground, and archaeological adventurer Andy Torbet climbs Orkney’s most challenging sea-stack to unlock the story of Orkney’s unusual geology. Our picture shows Andy Torbet, Chris Packham, Neil Oliver, Dr Shini Somara Britain’s Ancient Capital: Secrets Of Orkney Episode 1 (of 3) airs on Monday 2 January, 2017 on BBC Two from 9.00pm – 10.00pm BBCChris PackhamDocumentaryNeil Oliver Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes8 hours ago Bring It!: Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad (S5EP20 Lifetime Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad: Alumni Kayla and Sunjai arrive at the Dollhouse to help the B-Squad break their... Episodes8 hours ago The Titan Games: The Titan Games Championship (Season Finale NBC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) The Titan Games Championship: After thousands of hopefuls applied, a field of 64 exceptional athletes has been narrowed down to... Episodes8 hours ago How to Get Away with Murder: Please Say No One Else Is Dead (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Please Say No One Else Is Dead: Annalise and her team need to get to the truth before the truth... Episodes8 hours ago Flack: Episode Two (Pop Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Episode Two: Robyn tries to distract the press from the fact that her pop star client is being dropped by... Episodes8 hours ago Better Things: Chicago (S3EP1 FX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Chicago: Sam and Max go on a trip. Written by Pamela Adlon Directed by Pamela Adlon Airdate: Thursday 28 February... search EPISODES Episodes8 hours ago The Orville: Identity Part 2 (S2EP9 FOX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Identity Part 2: Ed and the crew travel to Isaac’s home planet Kaylon in the second half of this two... Episodes8 hours ago A Million Little Things: goodbye (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) goodbye: With questions still lingering around Jon’s death, his loved ones try to move on, each taking meaningful steps forward... Episodes8 hours ago Deadly Secrets: A Killer Hand (S1EP6 ID Thurs 28 Feb 2019) A Killer Hand: When a horrific murder rocks the family of 17-year-old Steven Willis, he is haunted by survivor’s guilt... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.