Secrets Of The Tower Of London

September 2020

S2 Ep4

3.0 2 x
The Tower can have as many as 15,000 visitors a day. But once opening hours are over, they all have to leave. The Yeoman Warders are skilled in the art of departure, emptying the Tower of tourists as quickly, politely and efficiently as possible. Everyone joins from Chief Yeoman Warder Pete McGowran to Merlina, the Tower’s...

S2 Ep3

3.0 7 x
The Tower of London is the nation’s most famous safe. For centuries it’s been home to the Crown Jewels, the symbol of royal sovereignty. Even today the Crown Jewels are so important Queen Elizabeth II cannot open Parliament unless they are present. But, the royal regalia hasn’t always been so well looked after.

Season 2 Episode 2

3.0 3 x
Chief Yeoman Warder Pete McGowran revisits his experience of the 2018 commemoration, which saw the moat filled with ten thousand individual flames to mark the end of the WWII. As well as the Yeoman Warders and their families, the Tower is also home to eight iconic ravens. Ravenmaster Chris Skaife has been hand rearing Geor...

Season 2 Episode 1

4.0 8 x
We see what it’s like for Ravenmaster Chris Skaife to create a new raven breeding programme at the Tower - one that led to the first Raven chicks being born at the Tower in 30 years. However, Chris Skaife finds that hand-rearing four baby ravens is very tiring - and only one can be chosen to stay on at the Tower.
April 2020

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 4.0 16 x
Cameras follow Chris, the ancient structure's Raven Master, and General Nicholas Houghton, former Chief of Defence staff and current Constable of the Tower. Plus, a look at the original document which reveals how brutally Guy Fawkes was tortured.

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 12 x
Examining the execution of German spies captured in the two world wars. There's a profile of suffragette Leonora Cohen, who took aim at the crown jewels to publicise her cause. Plus, a look back to 2014, when the Tower hosted a display of nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies in the moat for Remembrance Day.

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 12 x
The latest recruit to join the team of 37 beefeaters begins his career with some testing exams. Chris must learn the extensive history of the Tower by heart, a word-for-word knowledge which he will be tested on by the governor before being let loose alone on the 100,000 visitors who come to the Tower every week.

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 30 x
Not that there’s just one tower. There are several in William the Conqueror’s fortress. This royal palace houses the Crown Jewels, but also used to be the Royal Mint and, until WWII, a prison.