The Great Fire
documentary / 8.00pm / C5
at 2.00am on 2 September, 1666, the worst fire Britain has ever seen swept through London. It raged for four days, causing what would in today’s money be £37 billion worth of damage. This three-part documentary offers an hour-by-hour account of the fire, as seen through the eyes of Londoners who witnessed it. Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb and Rob Bell bring vividly to life the extent of the devastation and shed new light on what happened. Continues tomorrow.
Historian Suzannah Lipscomb on the Great Fire of London