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The Crowd

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

Release Date: Fri, May 07, 2004

Country: GB
Language: En
Runtime: 60
Subtitle     Direct Stream

Peter Ackroyd
Himself - Presenter
Jim Carter
Henry Fielding
Philip Jackson
Samuel Pepys
Alex Jennings
Stephen Spender
Michael Feast
Christopher Wren
Don Warrington
Ignatius Sancho
Jack Shepherd
Thomas de Quincey
Ronan Vibert
Joseph Conrad
Amanda Root
Charlotte Bronte
Danielle Rees
Charlie Meyer
Harriet Walter
Virginia Woolf
Timothy West
Henry Mayhew
Anton Lesser
Charles Dickens
Philip Madoc
Geoffrey of Monmouth
John Woodvine
Henry Moore
John Simm
Friedrich Engels

Season 1:

Fire and Destiny
Episode 1: Fire and Destiny (May 07, 2004)
From Boudicca's torching of the city to the Blitz raids, Ackroyd examines how London survives fire.
The Crowd
Episode 2: The Crowd (May 12, 2004)
Historical figures recall the city's drama of crime and punishment, and its unquenchable thirst for spectacle, drink and sex.
Water & Darkness
Episode 3: Water & Darkness (May 19, 2004)
In the Victorian era London finally achieves its destiny as the heart of a world empire, but Peter Ackroyd and historical figures expose the city's rotten underbelly.

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