Inside the Tower of London (2019): S02E04

Introduction Documentary going behind the scenes at the Tower of London and exploring its 900 years of history. Outline Unusual escape attempts by prisoners in history include the inmate who, to avoid Henry VIII’s axe, flushed himself down the toilet. In such a heavily fortified castle, the sewage system was one of the few chinks… Read More

Inside the Tower of London (2018): S01E04 – The Victorian Tower

Introduction Documentary going behind the scenes at the Tower of London and exploring its 900 years of history. Outline Raven Master Chris must introduce a new bird to the Tower’s enclosure, while Constable Nicholas is in charge of the room where Guy Fawkes was interrogated. Meanwhile, the conservators examine a new discovery in the Bloody… Read More

Inside the Tower of London (2018): S01E03 – The Tower at War

Introduction Documentary going behind the scenes at the Tower of London and exploring its 900 years of history. Outline In 2014, the Tower hosted an extraordinary display of nearly 900,000 ceramic poppies in the moat. In the Royal Armouries after dark, curator Bridget examines a telling reminder of the horrors of war. Also, another new… Read More

Inside the Tower of London (2018): S01E02 – The Tudor Tower

Introduction Documentary going behind the scenes at the Tower of London and exploring its 900 years of history. Outline Chris is the latest recruit to join the team and begins his career as a Beefeater with some testing exams, while the Chief Curator reveals the history of Anne Boleyn within the walls. Inside the Tower… Read More

Inside the Tower of London (2018): S01E01 – The Medieval Tower

Introduction Documentary going behind the scenes at the Tower of London and exploring its 900 years of history. Outline The first episode focuses on the iconic Yeoman Warders, or Beefeaters, following their daily routine and the appointment of a new Chief Beefeater. Plus, a look at the tower’s origins in the reign of William the… Read More

Inside the Tower of London Documentary Series Overview (2018)

Introduction Documentary going behind the scenes at the Tower of London and exploring its 900 years of history. Outline One of Britain’s most iconic landmarks, during its 950-year history the Tower of London has been home to kings, traitors, bureaucrats, and exotic animals, and has stood constant as part of London’s skyline throughout the plague,… Read More

Impossible Escapes: Civil War (2022): S01E03 – Into the Rebel Swamp

Introduction Impossible Escapes: Civil War is a 2022 documentary providing rare first-hand accounts that bring us inside some of the most daring escape stories from the American Civil War. Outline If the POWs of Libby Prison faced “Rat Hell” you could call what Wallace Turnage endured “snake hell”. Turnage was born a slave and by… Read More