Britain's Most Historic Towns

  

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Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts visits Canterbury to tell the story of Plantagenet England, from the secrets of the city's iconic cathedral to the horror of the Black Death. (S2 Ep5/6)Sat, Nov 2, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts explores the English Civil War through the history of Oxford, the city at the heart of a battle between an autocratic king and his rebellious parliament. (S2 Ep4/6) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 26, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts tells the story of Edwardian Britain by visiting Cardiff, which grew rich selling the coal that powered the Empire. (S2 Ep3/6) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 19, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts explores the Georgian era in Bristol, from architectural gems to the world's first chocolate factory, backstreet gin and the horror of the slave trade. (S2 Ep2/6) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 12, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts explores British history through the stories of individual towns. This episode examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover. (S2 Ep1/6) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 5, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
New: Britain's Most Historic TownsAlice Roberts explores the story of Stewart Britain by visiting Stirling, the home of the Scottish royals who eventually took the English throne and created Great Britain. (S2 Ep6/6) [AD,S]Sat, Jun 22, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
New: Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts visits Canterbury to tell the story of Plantagenet England, from the secrets of the city's iconic cathedral to the horror of the Black Death. (S2 Ep5/6) [AD,S]Sat, Jun 15, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
New: Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts explores the English Civil War through the history of Oxford, the city at the heart of a battle between an autocratic king and his rebellious parliament. (S2 Ep4/6) [AD,S]Sat, Jun 8, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
New: Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts tells the story of Edwardian Britain by visiting Cardiff, which grew rich selling the coal that powered the Empire. (S2 Ep3/6)Sat, Jun 1, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
New: Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts explores the Georgian era in Bristol, from architectural gems to the world's first chocolate factory, backstreet gin and the horror of the slave trade. (S2 Ep2/6) [AD,S]Sat, May 25, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
New: Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts explores British history through the stories of individual towns. This episode examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover. (S2 Ep1/6) [AD,S]Sat, May 18, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn Belfast, the UK's most Victorian city, Alice Roberts visits the shipyards that built the Titanic, gets locked up in the Crumlin Road gaol and learns about 19th-century etiquette. (Ep6/6) [AD,S]Sat, Dec 8, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn Cheltenham, Britain's most Regency town, Professor Alice Roberts attends a period society ball, investigates social hierarchy and explores the Regency fondness for enemas. (Ep5/6) [AD,S]Sat, Dec 1, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsNorwich is the UK's most Tudor city. Professor Alice Roberts reveals the Norwich City canary's origins, learns about religious intolerance and experiences humiliating Tudor justice. (Ep4/6) [AD,S]Sat, Nov 3, 7:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn Winchester, Britain's most Norman city, Professor Alice Roberts storms a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks in to an eel pie. (Ep3/6)Sat, Oct 13, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn York, Professor Alice Roberts takes part in a Viking battle, meets the metal detectorists behind one of the UK's greatest archaeological finds, and gets her hands on Viking poo. (Ep2/6) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 6, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsProfessor Alice Roberts explores Britain's history through the stories of individual towns and cities. In this episode Alice tells the story of Chester, Britain's most Roman city. (Ep1/6) [AD,S]Sat, Sep 29, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn Belfast, the UK's most Victorian city, Alice Roberts visits the shipyards that built the Titanic, gets locked up in the Crumlin Road gaol and learns about 19th-century etiquette. (Ep6/6) [AD,S]Sat, May 12, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn Cheltenham, Britain's most Regency town, Professor Alice Roberts attends a period society ball, investigates social hierarchy and explores the Regency fondness for enemas. (Ep5/6) [AD,S]Sat, May 5, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn Norwich, the UK's most Tudor city, Professor Alice Roberts learns about religious intolerance, uncovers the Norwich FC canary's origins and experiences humiliating Tudor justice. (Ep4/6) [AD,S]Sat, Apr 28, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn Winchester, Britain's most Norman city, Professor Alice Roberts storms a castle in chain mail, investigates the origins of modern surgery, and tucks in to an eel pie. (Ep3/6)Sat, Apr 21, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
Britain's Most Historic TownsIn York, Professor Alice Roberts takes part in a Viking battle, meets the metal detectorists behind one of the UK's greatest archaeological finds, and gets her hands on Viking poo. (Ep2/6)Sat, Apr 14, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins