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The Black Death: Bring Out Your Dead, 9pm, Ch5


DAN SNOW and archaeolog­ist Raksha Dave tell the grim story of the 14th-century pandemic which, once on these shores, was all but unstoppabl­e — it killed three million, some 50 per cent of the population. Getting things started is a run-through of the horrific symptoms of bubonic plague — illustrate­d on a live ‘patient’ by a special effects make-up artist — boils and all. Concludes tomorrow.

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