In the new three-part series How God Made the English, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch explores both what it means to be English and what has shaped English identity. In the first episode, Professor MacCulloch challenges the renowned notion that secular forces and the humanistic values of the Enlightenment have made the English who they are today. Rather, he shows that the roots of Englishness lie in a tangle of religious motives.
It turns out this was announced last Summer, but the Beeb says
and it doesn't say anything about its being a repeat.Confirmed for Saturday 24 March on BBC Two at 7.45 - 8.45pm