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Britain's Most Historic Towns

In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns and cities. In each programme Alice studies one key period in history by delving into the secrets of a historic town that encapsulates the era, providing an accurate impression of what life was really like at key moments in our turbulent past. At the climax of each programme, cutting-edge CGI reveals the entire historic town in all its former glory.

Genre: Documentary , History

Actor: Ben Robinson , Alice Roberts


Country: UK

Duration: 45 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2018

IMDb: 8.4

Season 2 - Britain's Most Historic Towns
"Alice Roberts explores the history of Oxford during the Civil War, when the city became a power base for the royalist forces and a rival capital for nine years of conflict. Aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson discovers why the city was such a good strategic position, while Alice takes up Charles I's favourite sport and learns to fire a 17th-century musket."
"Alice tells the story of Edwardian Britain by visiting Cardiff. She explores the coal trade and Cardiff's pioneering multicultural heritage, and experiences the life of a lady of leisure."
"Alice explores the Georgian era in Bristol, from Clifton's architectural gems to the world's first chocolate factory, backstreet gin and the horror of the slave trade"
"Professor Alice Roberts examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover"
Season 1 - Britain's Most Historic Towns