Britain's Most Historic Towns

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 7 - Industrial Revolution Manchester

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Alice visits Manchester to explore the spirit of protest and revolution that grew out of the experience of Britain's working class during the Industrial Revolution. At the John Ryland Library, Alice is granted access to rarely seen period documents that highlight the true human cost of the Peterloo massacre and at the Free...

Season 3, Episode 6 - Georgian Edinburgh

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Alice visits Edinburgh, which in the Georgian period found itself at the heart of the newly formed political union between England and Scotland. At Edinburgh’s iconic castle, she learns how the Jacobite rebels fought for the return of a Catholic King, whilst a tour of the Old Town reveals how it came to be known as ‘Auld R...

Season 3, Episode 5 - Glasgow Age Of Steam

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Alice 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.

Season 3, Episode 4 - Elizabethan Plymouth

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Alice visits Plymouth where England’s golden age was launched in the Elizabethan era. She visits Buckland Abbey, the magnificent home of Plymouth's most famous son Sir Francis Drake, but learns that the wealth enjoyed by Drake and his second cousin John Hawkins was earned through piracy and slave trading, carried out with ...

Season 3, Episode 3 - Portsmouth Age Of Empire

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Alice visits Portsmouth to investigate the role played by the Navy in the establishment of the British Empire. Along the way she learns some uncomfortable truths behind the myth surrounding naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson and gets first-hand experience of what life would have been like in the heat of battle at Trafalgar.

Season 3, Episode 2 - Restoration London

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Alice is in Restoration London, exploring the plague, St Paul's, the story of crown and slavery, and the birth of modern science. In theatreland, women take to the stage.

Season 3, Episode 1 - Medieval Lincoln

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Alice explores Lincoln's fascinating medieval story, from a cathedral to a battle, crossbows, and social climbing.
Season 2

Season 2, Episode 6 - Wartime Dover

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Wartime Britain by studying the history of Dover, the town that found itself on the frontline in the struggle against Nazi Germany. To fully appreciate the role played by the people of Dover, Alice ventures beneath the famous White Cliffs to visit the subterranean nerve centre whe...

Season 2, Episode 5 - Edwardian

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Edwardian Britain by studying the history of Cardiff, Britain’s Most Edwardian Town. To get to grips with the Edwardians, Alice visits the trading floor, where the first million-pound cheque was signed.

Season 2, Episode 4 - Georgian

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Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Georgian Britain by studying the history of her home town Bristol, Britain’s Most Georgian Town. To get to the bottom of the story, Alice takes a tour of Clifton in a horse drawn carriage, samples the back street Gin that threatened to destabilise Georgian society and learns the t...