8:30pm Thursday, July 26 on Prime
Tony Robinson embarks on a personal quest to unearth the history behind the East London of his formative years and reveal the origins of the Olympics that are transforming it. Along the way he finds everything from epic battles and events that changed the world, to family tragedies that will break your heart. From the ashes of Ancient Greece, through the turmoil of the Industrial Revolution, Tony’s journey ultimately leads him to discover the key to the rebirth of the modern Olympic Games. Six millennia of diverse history are brought spectacularly to life with a combination of stunning computer generated imagery (CGI), sumptuous evocations and dramatic use of archive material. Tony Robinson’s masterful storytelling is complemented by a team of leading experts from Britain’s top museums to create a journey that is both historically epic and intensely personal.