London (TV series)

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Genre Docurama
Starring presented by Peter Ackroyd
see separate section for cast
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 3
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 7 May (2004-05-07) – 21 May 2004 (2004-05-21)

London is a 2004 three-part BBC history documentary series about the history of London, presented by Peter Ackroyd.

Episode list[edit]

1: Fire and Destiny[edit]

(7 May 2004) Boudicca, Great Fire of London, Blitz,

2: Crowd[edit]

(14 May 2004) Riots, Peasants' Revolt, Gordon Riots

3: Water and Darkness[edit]

(21 May 2004) Sewers, River Thames, London Bridge, Springheeled Jack

'Cast list'[edit]

The series made a visual trope of, as Ackroyd walked around London or was sitting in his study, the persons of famous and anonymous historical figures would fade in and out and act their testimonies. These were played, in alphabetical order, by:-

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