Britain's Most Historic Towns


Series 2 Episode 1 Wartime Dover

3.0 29 x
Professor Alice Roberts examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover
Episodes 2018

Episode 6 Victorian Belfast

4.0 3 x
In Belfast, the UK's most Victorian city, Alice visits the shipyards that built the Titanic, gets locked up in the notorious Crumlin Road gaol and takes a crash course in 19th-century female etiquette

Episode 5 Regency Cheltenham

4.0 0 x
In Cheltenham, Britain's most Regency town, Alice attends a period society ball, investigates the rigid social hierarchy of the age and explores the Regency fondness for enemas

Episode 4 Tudor Norwich

4.0 24 x
Alice learns the harsh reality of religious intolerance, uncovers the origins of Norwich City FC's iconic canary, and experiences humiliating Tudor justice

Episode 3 Norman Winchester

2.8 14 x
In Winchester, Britain's most Norman city, Alice storms a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks in to an eel pie

Episode 2 Viking York

3.0 1 x
In York, Britain's most Viking city, Alice takes part in a Viking battle, meets the metal detectorists behind one of the UK's greatest archaeological finds, and gets her hands on a Viking poo

Episode 1 Roman Chester

3.0 10 x
In Chester, Britain's most Roman city, Alice enjoys a Roman feast, checks out an extraordinary archaeological find deep underground and explores a radical theory on the Romans' plans for the city
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