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The Great Plague

Xand van Tulleken, Raksha Dave and John Sergeant trace the spread of the Great Plague of 1665 week by week and discover parallels with the coronavirus.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Channel 5 (2020 - now)
Schedule: Tue, Wed, Thu at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode


Episode 1x03; Nov 19, 2020

Xand van Tulleken visits Samuel Pepys' parish church and discovers the sad tale of the Poole family, who within 11 days lost all five of their children. He also heads to Eyam in Derbyshire, revealing the heroic story of self-sacrifice that saw all 70

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: AftermathNov 19, 2020
1x02: DecimationNov 18, 2020
1x01: OutbreakNov 17, 2020
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