Britain's Most Historic Towns

November 2019

Series 2 Episode 5 Plantagenet Canterbury

3.0 13 x
Alice visits Canterbury to tell the story of Plantagenet England, from the secrets of the city's iconic cathedral to the horror of the Black Death
October 2019

Series 2 Episode 4 Civil War Oxford

4.0 20 x
Professor Alice Roberts explores the English Civil War through the history of Oxford, the city at the heart of a battle between an autocratic king and his rebellious parliament

Series 2 Episode 3 Edwardian Cardiff

3.0 7 x
Alice tells the story of Edwardian Britain by visiting Cardiff. She explores the coal trade and Cardiff's pioneering multicultural heritage, and experiences the life of a lady of leisure.

Series 2 Episode 2 Georgian Bristol

4.0 7 x
Alice explores the Georgian era in Bristol, from Clifton's architectural gems to the world's first chocolate factory, backstreet gin and the horror of the slave trade

Series 2 Episode 1 Wartime Dover

3.0 31 x
Professor Alice Roberts examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover
June 2019

Series 2 Episode 6 Stewart Stirling

Expired 4.0 14 x
Alice explores the story of Stewart Britain by visiting Stirling, the home of the Scottish royal dynasty who eventually took the English throne and created Great Britain
December 2018

Episode 6 Victorian Belfast

4.0 12 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 14 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
November 2018

Episode 4 Tudor Norwich

4.0 69 x
Alice learns the harsh reality of religious intolerance, uncovers the origins of Norwich City FC's iconic canary, and experiences humiliating Tudor justice
October 2018

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
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