Great British Story: A People’s History (2012)

The Great British Story: The Peoples History presenter Michael Wood

The Great British Story The Peoples History © BBC Maya Vision


Production Company: Maya Vision International

Kent locations used: Faversham

The BBC’s new series Great British Story: A People’s History is presented by historian Michael Wood, who investigates the history and fascinating lives of the ordinary person in a specific time period, from the Viking invasions, across the Industrial Revolution to the Second World War.

This episode saw Michael Wood visit Faversham Market, which is one of the oldest in Kent. It dates back nearly 900 years and is a significant landmark in terms of Faversham’s local history.

The crew followed the activities of the East Kent Historical Organisation, a local re-enactment and combat group during their activities at a local recruitment and educational drive.

Faversham is a market town in the Swale Borough of Kent and boasts over 400 listed buildings as well as being renowned for the beautiful Faversham Creek and picturesque countryside that surrounds it. The town also has excellent rail links to London, with connections enabling a fast route into the capital. Faversham is a popular filming location, having previously welcomed TV programmes such as Great British Railway Journeys (2014), Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover (2013) and Our Food (2012).

Don’t miss the Faversham episode of The Great British Story: A People’s Story which is being aired on 15 June 2012 at 8pm on BBC Two.


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