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Walking Britain's Roman Roads

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Episode 4: Fosse Way

Summary

Dan Jones travels along the Fosse Way, a route that stretches for 230 miles through the heart of England from Exeter to Lincoln.
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Review

Dan Jones’s informative trip around Roman Britain travels Fosse Way, which ran diagonally from Exeter to Lincoln marking the limits (as one stage ) of Roman territory, connecting garrison towns.

Jones, though, is more interested in the fact that this was, he suggests, ‘the most lively and hedonistic of Britain’s Roman Roads.’ Can a road be hedonistic? Making his point, Jones conducts an interview about Roman baths with a female historian while they lie on massage beds.

It’s hilarious – as is the use of paintings depicting a saucy Victorian fantasy of Roman baths. Elsewhere, glass-making is compared to the iPhone and Jones tastes fermented fish guts.

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PresenterDan Jones

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DirectorPhil Stein
DirectorAnabelle Marshall
Executive producerFintan Maguire
ProducerPhil Stein
ProducerAnabelle Marshall
Series producerSimon Harries

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  • Episode 4

    Fosse Way

    Summary

    Dan Jones travels along the Fosse Way, a route that stretches for 230 miles through the heart of England from Exeter to Lincoln.
    Recommended

    Review

    Dan Jones’s informative trip around Roman Britain travels Fosse Way, which ran diagonally from Exeter to Lincoln marking the limits (as one stage ) of Roman territory, connecting garrison towns.

    Jones, though, is more interested in the fact that this was, he suggests, ‘the most lively and hedonistic of Britain’s Roman Roads.’ Can a road be hedonistic? Making his point, Jones conducts an interview about Roman baths with a female historian while they lie on massage beds.

    It’s hilarious – as is the use of paintings depicting a saucy Victorian fantasy of Roman baths. Elsewhere, glass-making is compared to the iPhone and Jones tastes fermented fish guts.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterDan Jones

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPhil Stein
    DirectorAnabelle Marshall
    Executive producerFintan Maguire
    ProducerPhil Stein
    ProducerAnabelle Marshall
    Series producerSimon Harries
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