Tony Robinson’s Crime and Punishment

Thursday 17 July 2008

Concluding episode of Tony Robinson’s fascinating and sometimes bizarre journey to discover the origins of our laws and what we do to people when they break them.

Thursday 10 July 2008

Tony Robinson examines the 16th century and the reign of Henry VIII, whose marital problems cast Britain adrift from Europe and changed the course of our legal history. Exec Prod: Magnus Temple; Prod Co: Firefly

Thursday 3 July

Tony Robinson continues his fascinating and sometimes bizarre journey to discover the origins of our laws and what we do to people when they break them. This week, Tony gets medieval and finds out how a turbulent 150 years left us with professional judges, trial by jury and a set of laws for the entire country.

Thursday 26 June

In this four-part series Tony Robinson goes on a fascinating and sometimes bizarre journey to discover the origins of our laws and what we do to people when they break them. In this first programme, Tony looks at the first millennium AD and the waves of foreign invaders that left their mark on the way we organise ourselves and sort out disputes.

Sunday 22 June

Concluding episode of Tony Robinson’s fascinating and sometimes bizarre journey to discover the origins of our laws and what we do to people when they break them. The 18th century was a golden age for business, when property was king but the fear of crime meant that 200 offences, including pick-pocketing, were punishable by death. Tony relives the theatre of a public execution, but also finds a London cupboard containing the preserved body of a man who inspired us to stop stringing people up and start locking them up instead.

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