Made in partnership with English Heritage, the BBC is showing a three-part Heritage! series on BBC 4 following the movement to protect Britain’s built heritage from its early days in the 19th century through to the challenges of today.
The series complements English Heritage’s year-long programme to mark the centenary of the Ancient Monuments Act of 1913.
The Act was a landmark moment for heritage – it created many of the powers still used to safeguard the nation’s legacy of historic buildings. It also effectively established the National Heritage Collection, Britain’s outdoor museum today consisting of 880 historic sites in the care of English Heritage, CADW and Historic Scotland.
If you missed the first programme, you can watch it online. Click here.
For more information about the heritage centenary, click here.