Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents a collection of quirky tales from the corners of history, exploring a different theme in each weekly episode.
Carols, carouses, and ceasefires: Christmas special
In this final episode of the series, Eleanor and the Time Travelling team head to the pub - via an almshouse and the Western Front - for some festive cheer, discovering the stories behind the music of Christmastide from across the British Isles. Happy Christmas and a merry New Year!
Music and food: a match made in heaven
What links Henry VIII and ice cream vans? Which opera diva got her own (just) desserts? Which Orcadian cake would you not want to eat? Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough tucks into these and other vital questions in this episode exploring the (mostly) delicious relationship between music and food.
Four glorious eccentrics
Green nail varnish? Tick. Cycling knickerbockers? Tick. Pet giraffe? Tick. Dancing and playing violin on stilts? Tick. Join Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough and the Time Travelling team as they delve into the weird worlds of four musical eccentrics.
Lost at sea
Don your Sou'wester and join Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough as she sets sail to discover salty stories of music and musicians at sea. From a composer's capsized canoe to a much more tragic shipwreck, from a haunted lighthouse to deserted islands, our Time Travellers explore the seafaring musical stories from the far south to the extreme north of the British Isles. Oh, and there are sheep, too. Soggy sheep.
Folk music and musical folk
Blow the dust off your squeezebox and strap on your gaiters as we go searching across the British Isles for the music of ordinary (and extraordinary) folk. Join Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough and her band of merry music historians in their discovery of the stories behind British folk music past and present.
Myths, legends and supernannies
From the Arthurian legends of Cornwall to a saintly Viking in Orkney via everyone's favourite nanny, join Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough as she adventures through time in search of gems of music history from across the British Isles and Ireland.