Sarah Wise


I discussed Derek Jacobi’s Huguenot ancestry for the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? this autumn.

I examined bodysnatching and anatomy for BBC2’s History Cold Case series;

provided background material for BBC1’s Secret History of Our Streets;

and spoke about Broadmoor Hospital on Channel 5’s programme on that institution.

I appeared on camera and helped out with London local history research for ITV1’s Secrets from the Clinkmini-series, looking at Michelle Collins’ ancestors;

And I was interviewed on Radio 4’s All in the Mind, Radio 3’s Night Waves and the Guardian’s Books Podcast about 19th-century mental health.

BELOW are a selection of interviews and live talks
(to save the following podcasts to your computer, right click the links and select ‘save as’)

The Legacy of Charles Booth, panel talk at the London School of Economics, 25 February 2017

I talk to Neil Denny of Little Atoms radio about Inconvenient People here

I talk to Sarah Crown of the Guardian here Inconvenient People: Guardian Books podcast

The Italian Boy on film:
see a short documentary of my debut book here (filmed June 2014)

Video of Wellcome Book Prize shortlist talk at Wilton’s Music Hall, Sunday 27 April 2014

The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum
: interview with BBC History (16 MB)

I gave a talk about asylum-keeper Dr Lyttelton Stewart Forbes Winslow to the Whitechapel 1888 Society

The Italian Boy: Museum of London talk, with Q&As, on grave-robbery and murder for dissection (58 MB)