Britain's Most Historic Towns

2020
46:56

Season 1 Episode 6 - Victorian Belfast

Expired 4.0 4 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Victorian Britain by studying the history of Belfast, Britain’s Most Victorian Town. To get the full Victorian experience, Alice visits the shipyards that would go on to build the Titanic, gets locked up in the notorious Crumlin Road gaol, and takes a crash course in nineteenth ce...
46:51

Season 1 Episode 4 - Tudor Norwich

Expired 3.0 3 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Tudor England by studying the history of Norwich, Britain’s Most Tudor Town. In the course of her investigation, Alice learns the harsh reality of religious intolerance, uncovers the origin of Norwich FC’s iconic Canary, and is subjected to some humiliating Tudor justice.
46:53

Season 1 Episode 3 - Norman Winchester

Expired 3.0 0 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Norman England by studying the history of Winchester, Britain’s Most Norman Town. To get to grips with the Normans, Alice attempts to storm a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks into an appetising eel pie.
47:10

Season 1 Episode 2 - Viking York

Expired 3.0 0 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Viking England by studying the history of York, Britain’s Most Viking Town. To get to the bottom of the story, Alice takes part in her own Viking battle, meets the metal detectorists behind on of the UKs greatest archaeological finds, and gets her hands on a near thousand year old...
47:00

Season 1 Episode 1 - Roman Chester

Expired 4.0 1 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Roman Britain by studying the history of Chester, Britain’s 'Most Roman Town'. During her time in Chester, Alice enjoys an authentic Roman feast, heads deep underground to check out an extraordinary archaeological find, and explores a radical theory regarding the Romans’ plans for...
Episodes 2019
46:46

Season 2 Episode 6 - Wartime Dover

Expired 4.0 13 x
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...
46:24

Season 2 Episode 5 - Edwardian

Expired 4.0 8 x
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.
46:19

Season 2 Episode 4 - Georgian

Expired 4.0 10 x
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...
46:42

Season 2 Episode 3 - Civil War

Expired 3.0 9 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of English Civil War by studying the history of Oxford, the town that found itself at the heart of the action. In the course of her investigation, Alice tries her hand at King Charles? favourite sporting pursuit, gets battle ground experience when she fires a seventeenth century musk...
46:44

Season 2 Episode 2 - Stuart Stirling

Expired 3.0 13 x
Professor Alice Roberts tells the story of Stuart Britain by studying the history of Stirling, Britain's Most Stuart Town. To understand the Scottish royals who would take the English crown and create a British monarchy, Alice helps archaeologists who have uncovered the docks that once housed Europe's largest warship, tour...
Archive