CONGRATS TO ANITA DOBSON, DAN SNOW, BBC2 ET AL
Episode 1 beautifully enacted. Riveting. More history programmes should be like this. Available on BBC iPlayer
Episode 2 next Sunday, 31 May.
The Battle for England
Armada: 12 Days to Save England Episode 2 of 3
In the second part of a major three-part drama-documentary series, Anita Dobson stars as Elizabeth I, and Dan Snow takes to the sea to tell the story of how England came within a whisker of disaster in summer 1588. Using newly discovered documents, Dan relives the fierce battles at sea and we go behind the scenes in the royal court of Elizabeth as the Spanish fleet prepares for full-on invasion.