BBC Presents "This Sceptred Isle"

BBC 4 Radio will present a narrative history of the British empire from the 12th century through the 20th. The program began September 26 and will run each day for six weeks.

This Sceptred Isle: Empire begins with Henry II's Irish campaign and ends with the loss of England's colonies throughout the world. The script was written by Christopher Lee and is performed by Rob Brydon, Anna Massey, Martin Freeman, Robert Powell and Mark Heap.