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I Never Knew That About Britain

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Transmission: 

    Mon 10 Mar 2014
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 11 2014 : Sat 08 Mar - Fri 14 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode two
 
Paul Martin becomes a 12th century human loo in a journey of discovery about how the British invented the toilet.
 
Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the humble beginnings of the toothbrush from a prison cell, and Steve Mould heads down a 4000 year-old mine in Wales to dig out a substance that changed the world.
 
Series overview
 
Never Knew That About Britain, anchored by Paul Martin, explores Britain’s rich and surprising history, unearthing eccentric characters and stories from Britain’s past and celebrating some of the greatest technological, artistic, scientific and political achievements of the British people.
 
In this series, based on the bestselling book series by Christopher Winn, Paul will be joined by science presenter, Steve Mould, and British historian and broadcaster, Suzannah Lipscomb.
 
From traffic lights to the humble toilet, from the flying bike to the skyscraper, the trio of presenters travel the length of Great Britain to reveal the unusual stories and meet the people connected with them.
 
Across eight episodes, I Never Knew That About Britain is an entertaining cornucopia of all the things you never knew about Britain.