Episode 1 - Gold
For the very first civilisations and also our own, the yellow lustre of gold is the most alluring and intoxicating colour of all. From the midst of pre-history to a bunker deep beneath the Bank of England, Dr James Fox reveals how golden treasures made across the ages reflect everything we have held as sacred.
Episode 2 - Blue
Dr James Fox explores how the discovery of lapis lazuli turned blue into an exotic colour.
Episode 3 - White