The second series of Richard Herring's Objective pokes and prods a variety of controversial objects and see if the controversy falls out. Through vox pops, interviews and stand-up comedy, Richard examines the objects' history, meaning and significance and challenges our assumed logic and stereotypes. Can we reclaim these objects away from their unfortunate associations? In these four episodes, he trains his beady eye on 'The Golliwog', 'The Wheelchair', 'Page 3' and 'The Old School Tie'. Produced by Tilusha Ghelani.
Welcome to the City, the fascinating and historic Square Mile at the heart of central London. In the company of Tim Pigott-Smith, you'll visit world-renowned sites, walk alongside famous figures from history, and be amazed as modern streets reveal their ancient past. Discover Doctor Johnson's House, where the famous writer and critic lived, and explore historic Fleet Street, onetime home of the newspaper trade – and legendary 'demon barber' Sweeney Todd. Stop for a drink at the oldest pub in London, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, or take a quiet moment for spiritual contemplation in London's oldest church, St Bartholomew the Great. And don't miss St Paul's Cathedral, one of the most iconic sites in the capital. Take in modern landmarks such as the Barbican and the Lloyds of London HQ, and trace London's past at the Museum of London. Visit the historic seat of government at the Guildhall, and admire the magnificent Monument, built to commemorate the Great Fire of London. And of course no City tour is complete without a visit to the world famous Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, home to ravens, Beefeaters and, of course, the Crown Jewels.