Author and broadcaster Amanda Vickery returns to Radio 4 for the second series of the acclaimed ‘Voices from the Old Bailey’. Starting today at 9am (repeated again tonight at 9.30pm), Amanda Vickery, whose Yale book Behind Closed Doors was adapted for TV last year, presents dramatised extracts from gripping Old Bailey court cases from the 18th century and discusses with … Read more
AMANDA VICKERY took the BBC by storm with her three-part history documentary series ‘At Home with The Georgians’. The DVD, due for release in March, will present another chance to join Amanda as she explores domestic Georgian life, uncovering the secrets, aspirations and fears of individual people. The programme, which aired in December 2010, garnered … Read more
Historians use the records of the Old Bailey to study criminal justice and the criminal underclass, but you can also use them to recreate work and play, relationships and attitudes, street-life and shopping, the list goes on and on. I am awed by the magical access they give to a world we have lost – … Read more
Highwaymen LISTEN: BBC Radio 4 Thursday 15th @ 09:00 In this new series Professor Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from gripping court cases and discusses with fellow historians what they reveal about 18th century society and culture. Amanda Vickery was the presenter of the highly successful “A History of Private Life” on BBC Radio 4 … Read more
This autumn, the BBC will be showing a new series about Georgian private life, based around Amanda Vickery’s highly praised book Behind Closed Doors.