One of the country's best loved history broadcasters comes to Yesterday with a brand new one-off documentary that explores the Olympics in a way you've never seen before, in Tony Robinson's London Games Unearthed.
Time Team presenter Tony Robinson embarks on a personal quest to unearth the history behind the area of London that has been regenerated to host the games. Underneath the new stadiums and the new Olympic park, six millennia of history is waiting to be untapped and explored.
With the help of CGI and Tony's trademark storytelling, ancient Britain is brought to life. He begins his journey in the Olympic Park itself, where the regeneration unearthed some incredible finds. A bronze axe that was buried 6,000 years near to where the Aquatic Centre now stands reveals secrets about every-day life in Bronze Age Britain.
There's also a personal twist when Tony discovers how his own grandparents were impacted by the fallout from the Industrial Revolution and how his father was part of a new spirit of British philanthropy that was born out of East London's slums.