Saturday FILTHY CITIES
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.