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Pick of the Day King Arthur’s Bri­tain: The Truth Un­earthed

BBC Two, 9pm

Lit­tle is known about Bri­tain in the dark ages (the fifth and sixth cen­turies), a pe­riod that saw the Ro­mans de­part and the An­gloSaxon in­vaders ar­rive. Now Alice Roberts re­veals the truth about a time for which no re­li­able records sur­vive and, as an added bonus, she em­ploys ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dis­cov­er­ies and big sci­ence to de­code the “me­dieval fake news” that shrouds the leg­end of King Arthur. Did a su­per­hero re­ally emerge to unite a di­vided king­dom?

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