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John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

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20080920

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

2/4. He looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling, from merry jigs to brutal bear-baiting

20080927

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

3/4. He looks at the hundred-year period from the Restoration of 1660 onwards, and the rise of a new figure in popular entertainment: the sporting hero. Also the importance of the increasing use of printing, as a way of spreading popular entertainment around the country and of establishing popular tunes and songs.

20081004

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

4/4. He looks at how the masses were kept amused in Victorian Britain by Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.

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Mass entertainment in Victorian Britain: Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

He looks at how the masses were kept amused in Victorian Britain by Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

How the masses were kept amused in Victorian Britain by Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.

04 LAST04 Last2008100420081225

Mass entertainment in Victorian Britain: Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

He looks at how the masses were kept amused in Victorian Britain by Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

How the masses were kept amused in Victorian Britain by Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.

120081225

. John unpicks some medieval myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools.

01012008091320081225

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

John unpicks some medieval myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools.

He starts with our medieval ancestors and attempts to unpick a few myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools keeping the toiling peasants entertained.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

He looks at our medieval ancestors and unpicks some myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools.

01012008091320081225

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

John unpicks some medieval myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools.

He starts with our medieval ancestors and attempts to unpick a few myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools keeping the toiling peasants entertained.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

He looks at our medieval ancestors and unpicks some myths about wandering minstrels and motley fools.

220081225

. John looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling.

02*20080920

He looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling, from merry jigs to brutal bear-baiting

02*20080920

He looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling, from merry jigs to brutal bear-baiting

02022008092020081225

John looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling.

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

He looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling, from merry jigs to brutal bear-baiting.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

He looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling, from merry jigs to bear-baiting.

02022008092020081225

John looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling.

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

He looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling, from merry jigs to brutal bear-baiting.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

He looks at Elizabethan London, from Bankside theatre to ringside gambling, from merry jigs to bear-baiting.

320081225

. John looks at the Restoration period, and the rise of the sporting hero.

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John looks at the Restoration period, and the rise of the sporting hero.

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

He looks at the hundred-year period from the Restoration of 1660 onwards, and the rise of a new figure in popular entertainment: the sporting hero.

Also the importance of the increasing use of printing, as a way of spreading popular entertainment around the country and of establishing popular tunes and songs.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

The Restoration period from 1660 onwards, and the rise of the sporting hero figure.

03032008092720081225

John looks at the Restoration period, and the rise of the sporting hero.

John Sessions presents a series charting the history of popular entertainment in Britain, from medieval minstrels to Victorian freakshows.

He looks at the hundred-year period from the Restoration of 1660 onwards, and the rise of a new figure in popular entertainment: the sporting hero.

Also the importance of the increasing use of printing, as a way of spreading popular entertainment around the country and of establishing popular tunes and songs.

John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain.

The Restoration period from 1660 onwards, and the rise of the sporting hero figure.

4 LAST20081225

. Mass entertainment in Victorian Britain: Dickens, circus attractions and the music halls.