National Treasures Live – HMS Warrior

Written by Rachel on August 14th, 2011

From here:

Wednesday 17 August
7.30-8.00pm BBC ONE
Ep 2/5

Live from the majestic HMS Warrior in Portsmouth, Dan Snow and Sian Williams continue their series celebrating the best in British history. They experience what life was really like on board a nineteenth century warship, whilst Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace investigates the ingenious recipes that were cooked up during rationing in the Second World War. Plus, Joe Crowley makes a remarkable discovery in a two thousand year old Roman grave.

From here:

Dan Snow and Sian Williams continue to bring history to life – live to the nation’s living rooms. Broadcast from Britain’s most striking historical locations, the series throws open the doors to some of the UK’s most exciting venues, including restorations, digs and heritage sites, giving viewers unique access to events happening across the country.

Tonight, the team is in Portsmouth, on the mighty HMS Warrior. Here, they explore what was, at the time of its launch, the most sophisticated war ship ever built.

In a lively mix of film reports, a team of reporters and the nation’s favourite celebrities reveal some of the country’s most mysterious, surprising and compelling stories. Tonight, Gregg Wallace explores the weird and wonderful recipes people used in the Second World War to work around rationing restrictions.

National Treasures Live is part of BBC Learning’s Hands On History. Details are available at


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Maurice Rigby says:

    Enjoying the programme on HMS Warrior. During the American Civil War when the Warrior was in it’s infancy, it once met the Confederate States Steamer Alabama at sea having just set fire to an American merchant ship. One of the crew who was on board had seen this and died in 1918 in Liverpool