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
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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)