In this insightful mockumentary series from Charlie Brooker, Philomena Cunk takes us on a journey right up Britain's history, to discover who we really are, how we got here and why. Along the way Philomena travels the length and breadth of the country enlisting the help of a variety of experts. In this first episode, Philomena takes us right back to the beginning with the Big Bang and interviews Robert Peston about British politics.
Philomena explores The Tudors, The Georgians and the English Civil War, King Henry VIII and his chronic addiction to wives, Will.i.am Shakespeare, Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins and Lord Horatio Nelson
Philomena examines the Victorians and is joined by Chris Packham who tries to shed some light on Darwin's discoveries.
In episode four, Philomena and Mark Lawson examine the first half of the 20th century, with two world wars but no world cup