Matthew Green co-presents a Channel 4 documentary

September 10, 2015
by matthewgreen

Dr Matthew Green was one of four presenters of London’s Lost Graveyard, an acclaimed Channel 4 documentary first screened in August 2015.

The whole documentary is available on the Channel 4 website, and you can watch a clip from Matthew’s performance here:

The documentary, directed by BAFTA-winning director Kenny Scott, explores the secrets of a 300-year graveyard unearthed by the Crossrail construction project next to Liverpool Street Station.

The Bethlem Burial Ground opened in 1569 and was in continuous use until the 1730s, housing the bones of 10,000 Londoners. Scientific analysis of some 3,000 of these skeletons are underway.

In the documentary Matthew, along with his fellow historians, explains what the skeletons can reveal about how people lived – and died – when the city that we would recognise as modern London was emerging as the biggest city in Europe.

Enjoy.

 

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