Urban Secrets

February 2016
43:51

S1 Ep8 - Glasgow

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Glasgow - Actor Alan Cumming visits Glasgow, one of his favourite cities, to reveal unusual and often hidden sights and sounds overlooked by the public. Starting at the Necropolis, he travels to the world's oldest music hall before enjoying the views from a city-centre landmark. Alan also finds the time to take tea with a film star. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Final) (Rpt) PG CC
43:41

S1 Ep7 - Dublin

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Dublin - Alan Cumming heads across the Irish Sea to Dublin, where he succumbs to the city's famous charm and meets some of its most fascinating characters. On a journey that takes in an 18th-century pleasure house and a burlesque life-painting class, Alan also stops off in Temple Bar for a pint with Sharon Corr, unlocks a mystery in Ireland's oldest library and uncovers a stylish secret that lurks behind the steel shutters of an old lock-up. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) PG CC
43:40

S1 Ep6 - Newcastle

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Newcastle - Alan Cumming explores Newcastle-upon-Tyne, discovering strange sounds by the river and finding out how traditional culture is being reinterpreted in the Byker district. He goes behind the scenes at Newcastle United with local football hero Peter Beardsley, learns about the history of adult comic Viz from former editor Simon Donald, and accompanies comedienne Sarah Millican to her favourite part of the city. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) PG CC
January 2016
43:47

S1 Ep5 - London (2)

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London - Alan Cumming discovers more little-known facts on a journey between Smithfields and Spitalfields, two of London's most famous markets. Alan begins with a fry-up breakfast before visiting the remains of a Roman amphitheatre and investigating a mysterious secret in a Liverpool Street hotel, as well as meeting former EastEnders star Larry Lamb. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) PG CC
43:39

S1 Ep4 - Liverpool

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Liverpool - Tonight, actor Alan Cumming visits Liverpool, cutting through the clichés about football and The Beatles to explore its less-celebrated treasures. Among his destinations are a 1930s banking building that has remained unaltered since closing in 2007, a well-appointed set of toilets and a recording studio hidden in a bar. He also discovers which former dictator once spent Christmas in the city. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
December 2015
43:14

S1 Ep3 - Bristol

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Bristol - Alan Cumming examines the hidden histories of Britain's cities, revealing the sights and sounds rarely witnessed by the public. Tonight, Alan explores the history of Bristol, beginning by learning a grisly secret at the docks before meeting Mercury Prize-winning musician Roni Size to discuss life in the St Pauls and Stokes Croft areas of the city. He also explores the district of Clifton and visits a speakeasy-style bar. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
44:11

S1 Ep2 - Brighton

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Brighton - Alan Cumming examines the hidden histories of Britain's cities, revealing the sights and sounds rarely witnessed by the public. In this episode, Alan tours the less-celebrated sights of Brighton, beginning by visiting the Toy and Model Museum to look at its collection of model trains. He then discovers a boutique that sells a variety of unusual items before taking a glimpse behind the scenes at the Royal Pavilion. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
43:43

S1 Ep1 - London (1)

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Alan Cumming examines the hidden histories of Britain's cities, revealing the sights and sounds rarely witnessed by the public. He begins in London at St Paul's Cathedral, where he visits a place tourists never go, before exploring a hidden park and a little-known church. He also gets a guided tour of Soho from broadcaster Danny Baker. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Rpt) PG CC
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