True Stories

2017
13:00

Season 1, Episode 3 (Thomas Barnardo)

3.0 2 x
Thomas Barnardo tells the story of his life. We see Barnardo teaching at the Ragged School and discovering homeless boys sleeping on London's rooftops. And we see him setting up the first home for London's street children.
2016
12:00

Season 1, Episode 8 (Alexander Graham Bell)

3.0 9 x
Alexander Graham Bell tells the story of his life and describes how he invented the telephone.
13:00

Season 1, Episode 5 (Elizabeth Fry)

3.0 55 x
Elizabeth Fry tells the story of her life and shows us how, determined to do good, she reformed life for prisoners and their families at Newgate prison.
13:00

Season 1, Episode 6 (Harriett Tubman)

3.0 148 x
Harriet Tubman tells the story of her life. She shows us how she escaped slavery and then went back to help others escape too.
12:00

Season 1, Episode 4 (Rosa Parks)

3.0 139 x
Rosa Parks tells the story of her life. She shows how her refusal to give up her seat on the bus in Alabama in 1955 changed the rules and led towards equality and justice for everyone, whatever the colour of their skin.
11:00

Season 1, Episode 2 (Isambard Kingdom Brunel)

3.0 64 x
Isambard Kingdom Brunel tells the story of his life. The drama shows how he became an engineer and tunnelled through Box Hill to build the Great Western Railway.
12:00

Season 1, Episode 1 (Florence Nightingale)

3.0 121 x
Florence Nightingale tells the story of her life and the drama shows how she grew up to become a nurse in the Crimean War.
12:00

Season 1, Episode 10 (Mary Anning)

3.0 21 x
Mary Anning tells the story of her life and shows us how she found the fossils that changed scientific thinking.
12:00

Season 1, Episode 9 (Edward Jenner)

3.0 23 x
Edward Jenner tells the story of his life and how he discovered how to vaccinate people against smallpox.
12:00

Season 1, Episode 7 (Grace Darling)

3.0 52 x
Grace Darling tells the story of her life as a lighthouse keeper's daughter, and describes the night she and her father rowed out in their tiny boat to save nine sailors from drowning.
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