Across the nation and around the world, there are craftsmen who are creating unique items using the same methods from decades, centuries, even millennia in the past. These growing number of experts are producing handcrafted goods which are astonishingly beautiful, tough as nails and coveted the world over. The process of watching them work is not just fascinating: it also gives us a dynamic, living glimpse back in time to see how some of the most significant items in history were made. In each 30-minute episode, History in the Making vividly presents the process - using the original techniques - in the recreation of three items of historical importance. Combining the joy of discovering how things are made with the fascinating historical facts that surround them; this is the show that truly reveals History in the Making. The second series goes further afield to film exceptional craftsmen in North America and Europe.