Friday 9:00 PM on BBC Two Premiered May 01, 2004 Between Seasons


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London was a three-part historical television special that was released in 2004. The show was written by Peter Ackroyd (who also hosted it) and Chris Granlund; Granlund also co-directed the program with Sam Hobkinson and Roger Parsons. London was released by BBC Two. The first episode covered the Great Fire of London, the reign of Queen Victoria and the bombing of London during World War Two. In the second episode, Ackroyd presented the Gordon Riots and the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, which was the largest, bloodiest and most widespread insurrection in British history. The final episode of London dealt with the evolution of London's sewer system, the design of London Bridge and the importance of the River Thames throughout Britain's history. This episode also covered the popular British myth of Springheeled Jack, a mysterious figure with a demonic appearance and the purported ability to jump higher and farther than any normal human.

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AIRED ON 5/7/2004

Season 1 : Episode 1