MICHAEL WOOD'S STORY OF ENGLAND

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/24/2014 - 9:00pm - 9:59pm
Program Title: 
THE BIRTH OF MODERN ENGLAND
Program Service: 
EX
PSIP Description: 
The Grand Union Canal and World War I battlefields are visited. Present day Kibworth is showcased.
Long Description: 
Track Kibworth's 17th-century dissenters, travel on the Grand Union Canal and learn about an 18th-century feminist writer from Kibworth who was a pioneer of children's books. The story of a young highwayman transported to Australia comes alive as his descendants visit Kibworth to uncover their roots. The Industrial Revolution reaches the village with framework knitting factories. Helped by today's residents, Michael Wood uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village, visits World War I battlefields and recalls life in World War II when the village was bombed. Lastly, see Kibworth as it is today - a growing, multicultural village.