Satur­day FILTHY CITIES

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ABC2, 7.30pm

Lon­don is such a hus­tling and bustling glam­orous city, it is hard to be­lieve it was once a filthy spot rife with disease and crime. Tonight, his­to­rian Dan Snow gets down and dirty in the me­dieval grime to dis­cover how the Lon­don we know to­day was forged in the filth of the 14th cen­tury. State of the art CGI re­veals Lon­don’s streets as they were 700 years ago, and Dan steps into the shoes of a me­dieval Lon­doner, by wear­ing wooden plat­forms de­signed to help him rise above the re­volt­ing mess un­der­foot. He spends the night as a me­dieval muck- raker shift­ing a shock­ing six tonnes of ex­cre­ment, and even tries his hand at me­dieval butch­ery.

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