Dan Cruickshank explores buildings as gigantic statements of power when he visits palaces in Romania, the Middle East, the American South, Turkey and Kazakhstan.
Dan sets out to reveal how architecture enables people to live together across the world. He finds vibrant communities in extraordinary buildings and towns across the globe - but why do some places succeed and others fail?
In 1836, General Santa Anna and his Mexican army defeat the Texian uprising at the Alamo, along with Davy Crockett, who was one of the last survivors.
With the British and Tecumseh's Pan-Indian alliance broken in the north, the south is threatened by the Red Sticks of the Creek tribe when they massacre 500 settlers at Fort Mims.
Some of the world's greatest architecture has been forged in the face of adversity, terror and war. Dan explores buildings shaped and threatened by disaster.
Dan looks at buildings that evoke the image of heaven across religions and cultures, travelling to Egypt's Sinai desert, China's Hanging Temple, and Turkey's Suleymaniye Mosque, a building that evokes the gates of paradise.
Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture episode 2: Dan travels the globe to explore how different cultures have created architecture inspired by our mortality.
On the orders of President Thomas Jefferson, Army captains Lewis and Clark explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, and with the help of their guide Sacagawea, they make their legendary expedition to the Pacific.
The Men Who Built America episode 1 - Into the Wilderness: During the height of American Revolutionary War, the fighting spreads beyond the colonies into the wildness.
Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture episode 1: Dan Cruickshank explores how humanity has created beauty through architecture.