The Tower

  |  Buy to Own: 23/05/2005
  |  400 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


The Tower of London stands on the bank of the Thames, one of the most stately and recognisable symbols of Britain. For over 900 years it has served the nation in many ways - as a fortress, palace, prison, treasure house, armoury and Royal Mint. Since it was founded by William the Conqueror, it has seen both fabulous opulence and the darkest of deeds, spectacular pageantry and insidious intrigue. Kings have been murdered here and Queens put to the axe. Spies and traitors have been executed and innocents butchered to suit ruthless ambitions. It has gained the nickname 'The Bloody Tower' with good reason indeed. Includes all eight episodes of the Channel 4 television show, presented by Sean Pertwee, the documentary series was made with unprecedented access to the Tower and features special CGI sections covering how it has changed through history. Dramatic reconstructions reveal the numerous historic events that took place within the Tower, and some of the less well-known stories. Also features spectacular aerial photography and exclusive footage of private Tower ceremonies.