Filthy Cities Scratch and Sniff on Red button
If you have a scratch and sniff card, and a strong stomach, you can still watch the red button scratch and sniff clips from episode one Medieval London and episode two Revolutionary Paris here.Watch the scratch and sniff clips
Filming at Crossness Sewage Works
Thankfully Dan thought better of trying to find out what would happen if he turned this tap...
A wheelbarrow full of offal
Dan looks surprisingly cheerful, and manages to make pushing a wheelbarrow full of offal around the streets of central London look almost normal
And when the wheelbarrow gets a flat tyre...
... Get the presenter to fix it! Dan rescues the shoot after an unexpected ‘technical problem’
Dan gets a dose of Medieval medicine
It doesn't look too bad now, but it's not long before the leech on Dan's arm more than doubles in size as it fills up on his blood...
Feeling a little under the weather?
One of our actors comes down with a touch of bubonic plague. We are pleased to report that he made a full recovery later that same day.
Dan gets stuck into shovelling 6 tonnes of manure off the streets... In one night.
Dan has a butchery lesson - Medieval style. And it’s hard, filthy work.
BBC News Magazine - The Assize of Nuisance
Take a look at this article from the BBC News Magazine to find out more about the Assize of Nuissance - a record of filthy Medieval complaints.An Asbo in 14th Century Britain
Filthy Cities: My summer in the sewers
"Perhaps my most important realisation was simply the debt that we owe the people who get rid of our waste and ensure we have clean water."Read and comment on Dan's post on the BBC TV blog
- Series Producer
- Sam Starbuck
- Dan Snow
- Executive Producer
- Eamon Hardy