Birmingham author RJ Ellory 'has passion' for heritage
30 October 2013 Last updated at 16:31 GMT
A best-selling writer is on a personal mission to get Birmingham's history and importance recognised.
BBC Midlands Today reporter Satnam Rana has taken a tour of the city with crime writer RJ Ellory, from the original footprint of the Roman fort of Metchley, to a look back at its industrial past.
He said: "Birmingham is a hugely under-valued, under-appreciated and under-recognised city."