#16 Nell Gwyn: A Star is Born

October 7, 2018

In which we meet London's most famous royal mistress, and follow her as she conquers the theatre, the public and the heart of King Charles II.

#15 The Hatton Garden Heist

August 21, 2018

In which a gang of elderly criminals pull off the caper of the century. Featuring: impenetrable vaults, diamonds and gold, shady accomplices and a mysterious cassette tape. 

#14 What London Stole

June 17, 2018

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.

#13 God Save the Queen: Vivienne Westwood starts punk

May 1, 2018

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.

#12 The Gin Panic

April 1, 2018

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.

#11 Suffragettes’ Darkest Hour: Black Friday

March 4, 2018

In which the Suffragettes battle the police to reach the doors of Parliament. Featuring: Churchill, Mrs Pankhurst, a gang of roughs, and a band of tough ladies.

#10 London Christmas Traditions

December 24, 2017

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. 

#9 The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

November 26, 2017

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.

#8 The London Monster

October 29, 2017

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.

#7 Downing Street Part II: Cats and Catastrophes

September 24, 2017

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.