Taming the Wild | British Isles: A Natural History

Armed with stone axes and grim determination, a few thousand people turned our islands from forest to farm. Alan Titchmarsh discovers how our ancestors - from Stone Age man to the Romans and Normans - not only changed the countryside but also brought us the scourge of gardeners everywhere.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 47'02''
  • Broadcast year: 2004
Curriculum Connection
  • Geography | Human and physical geography | Landscapes of the UK

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC One
  • Programme: British Isles: A Natural History
  • Episode: Taming the Wild