Hidden History Of Britain

Hidden History Of Britain catch up

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 5 - Brighton: Seaside Escape

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Michael ends his journey at the seaside resort of Brighton; examines the Victorian engineering keeping the ruined West Pier standing; then joins Britain's oldest swimming club.

Season 2, Episode 4 - The Palace of Dreams

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Michael visits the abandoned shell of the New Victoria in Bradford, once one of the most impressive entertainment complexes in Britain with a 3,000 seat cinema.

Season 2, Episode 3 - Countdown to WW3

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A top secret Cold War stronghold and a decommissioned Soviet nuclear submarine reveal just how close we came to nuclear armageddon, and the British military's plans.

Season 2, Episode 2 - Local Heroes: Manchester Fire Station

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Michael ventures inside the London Road Fire Station which was decommissioned in 1986.

Season 2, Episode 1 - Plastic Surgery Pioneers: Cambridge Military Hospital

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The series returns as Michael visits the former Cambridge Military Hospital in the garrison town of Aldershot, Hampshire to learn of the far-reaching legacy of the medical innovations.
Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3 - Crime and Punishment

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Michael explores Shepton Mallet prison which over its 400-year history has seen executions, escape attempts, used as storage for historical documents during wartime and death-row.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Defence of the Realm

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Michael visits the most mysterious places in Britain. A complex of bunkers, rusting towers and crumpled military hardware once home to an Anglo-American over-the-horizon radar system.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Healthcare for All

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Michael visits the Royal London Hospital in the East End which closed its doors in 2013 but pioneered medical breakthroughs and universal health-care for generations.