The British Overseas Territories are spread across the world and span a diverse range of cultures and environments. They are incredibly varied. They include the tiny island of Pitcairn in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, to the bustling richness of Bermuda in the upper mid-Atlantic.The Overseas Territories have separate constitutions with elected governments who are responsible for the day to day administration. They also have a Governor, appointed by HM The Queen whose responsibilities include external affairs, security, defence.

They are essentially the last legacy of a Colonial Empire.  For some residents, they still long for the winds of change to blow through their territory.  For many, Britain offers security and continuity.  

Bermuda - wildlife and heritage

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). This mini-...

 

Cayman Islands - wildlife and heritage

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). This mini-d...

Montserrat - wildlife and heritage

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00).This mini-do...

Anguilla - wildlife and heritage

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). This mini-d...

Turks and Caicos Islands - wildlife and heritage

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). This mini-...

Saint Helena - wildlife and heritage

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). This mini-d...

Pitcairn Islands - Henderson Island's wildlife

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). Henderson I...

Life on Tristan da Cunha - the World's Most Remote Inhabited Island

Watch the three-part Britain's Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC FOUR, starting Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). This mini-...

St Helena: Growing up on one of the world's remote islands

The BBC meets pupils at Prince Andrew School on the tiny British colony of St Helena in the South Atlantic - one of the world's most remote islands.What is i...

 

Our World - St Helena - An End to Isolation

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p32kmSt Helena is preparing for its new airport to receive its first flights. Our World meets St Helenians to discover how...

Shipwreck digitally recreated by divers

The seas around Bermuda have more shipwrecks per mile than any other place on Earth. The shallow waters with 200 sq miles (519 sq km) of coral reefs are a delight for snorkellers and divers but very hazardous for boats.

Bermuda: England's Paradise on the other side of the Atlantic

Bermuda lies just one thousand kilometres off the American mainland. The Spanish seafarers who were stranded here on the coral reefs, referred to them as "De...

 

 

St. Helena - a remote island in the Atlantic | (Travel Documentary) DW Documentary

Every third week, a British Royal Mail ship begins its journey from Cape Town to Saint Helena, the remote island in the Atlantic where Napoleon was once in e...