Britain’s Most Historic Towns

Factual series in which Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain’s rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns. In each programme, Alice studies one key period in history by delving into the secrets of a historic town that encapsulates the era.

From the Romans to the Tudors, and the Vikings to the Victorians, Alice visits historic sites and meets local historians to understand how each town was shaped by the dominant forces of the age, while aerial archaeologist Ben Robinson takes to the skies to search for clues to the past in the layout of Britain’s most iconic towns.