In which we roam the halls of London’s museums, mainly the British Museum, and figure out where all those precious objects, stones, marbles and bronze heads originally came from. Featuring shady English earls, amazing African empires, and spooky ghost stations.
In which Vivienne Westwood meets Malcolm McLaren, makes the Kings Road cool again and invents the punk look. Featuring the Sex Pistols, 1970s London and the world's least consumer-friendly shop.
In which Londoners in the early 1700s enjoy their gin, the toffs try and take it away from them, and the street hawkers come up with some ingenious ways to keep everyone sozzled. Featuring the gin vending machine, a shocked queen and a slice of life from Hogarthian London.
In which we find out how people entertained and fed themselves in London at Christmas from the 14th to 20th centuries. Featuring: mince pies, holly-sellers, the workhouse, Boxing Day and the gerdurken, the pie of many animals.
In which three young rebels use art to defy the establishment and form a secret society. Can their friendship survive public scandal and romantic passion? Featuring: Victorian supermodels, the Royal Academy, hat shop culture and some of the most famous paintings of all time.
In which we flee in horror from the infamous London Monster, and learn there's never a dull moment when you're caught up in the crowds of 18th-century London. Featuring a mob, the Old Bailey, pickpockets and the Bow Street Runners.
In which we visit Number 10 Downing Street for the second time. Pick a card, any card to play... Downing Street Cats and Catastrophes.
Featuring Larry the Chief Mouser, Winston Churchill, Margot Asquith, and a host of political animals.