Britain's Most Historic Towns


November 7, 2020

3.0 5 x
Alice Roberts explores periods of British history through the stories of individual towns and cities. In Lincoln, she looks at medieval England - from crossbows to social climbing. (S3 Ep1)
Episodes 2020

Series 3, Episode 7 - Series 3 Episode 7

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Professor Alice Roberts explores Manchester's history of protest and revolution during the Industrial Revolution, from Marx to the Suffragettes and the Peterloo massacre. (S3 Ep7)

Series 3, Episode 6 - Series 3 Episode 6

3.0 20 x
Alice Roberts explores Georgian Edinburgh's finest architecture, the origins of 'Auld Reekie', the roots of modern Scottishness, and some dark imperial controversies. (S3 Ep6)

Series 3, Episode 5 - Series 3 Episode 5

4.0 12 x
Alice Roberts explores Glasgow's age of steam, from lethal diseases and industrial injury to genteel tea rooms, football at Celtic Park, and the beautiful Loch Katrine. (S3 Ep5)

Series 3, Episode 4 - Series 3 Episode 4

4.0 18 x
Alice Roberts visits Elizabethan Plymouth, exploring the story of England's 'Golden Age', from Sir Francis Drake to the Spanish Armada, piracy, theft, and the slave trade. (S3 Ep4)

Series 3, Episode 3 - Series 3 Episode 3

4.0 42 x
In Portsmouth, Alice Roberts learns about Nelson's dark side, the heat of the battle at Trafalgar, the role of the Navy in the British Empire, and the lives of sex workers. (S3 Ep3)

Series 3, Episode 2 - Series 3 Episode 2

3.0 18 x
Alice Roberts is in Restoration London, exploring the plague, St Paul's, the story of crown and slavery and the birth of modern science. And in theatreland women take to the stage. (S3 Ep2)

Series 2 Episode 3

3.0 19 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Edwardian Britain by visiting Cardiff, which grew rich selling the coal that powered the Empire. (S2 Ep3/6)

Series 2 Episode 2

4.0 15 x
Professor Alice Roberts explores the Georgian era in Bristol, from architectural gems to the world's first chocolate factory, backstreet gin and the horror of the slave trade. (S2 Ep2/6)

Series 2 Episode 1

4.0 66 x
Professor Alice Roberts explores British history through the stories of individual towns. This episode examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover. (S2 Ep1/6)