The enormous popularity of recent dramas such as Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, and Sherlock, has led to a huge interest in the real-life stories and history of these amazing people and places. Each episode of this series visits a famous British building or institution to explore its past and present, meeting a wide range of experts and historians along the way. The Secrets of Britain series will explore: Secrets of Scotland Yard Hear sleuths reveal the secrets of becoming a detective and uncover details of those who've gone before. Secrets of Selfridges Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and delve into the mind of its American creator. Secrets of the Tower of London Explore the formidable fortress that has been a royal castle, a prison, and a place of execution. Secrets of Her MajestyGÇÖs Secret Service Discover the secretive government agency responsible for internal security and counterintelligence overseas. Secrets of Westminster Go inside Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and Big Ben and uncover their hidden secrets. Secrets of Underground London Explore a hidden world of ancient caves, Roman remains, mysterious rivers, gruesome plague pits, impenetrable vaults, and secret bunkers.
Secrets of Britain
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