Roel Konijnendijk joins us to talk all about perceptions of Sparta and how they differ from the reality.
The regulars convene in the Mary Rose and we let you sit in on their Christmas party. There are secret Santa presents to be opened, and a panto to be cast. Find out who takes on which role from history, and why, but be warned: for the most part this is absolute nonsense.
Alex and Marcus are joined by the cast of Sharpe's Company to reminisce about the beloved series: with Jason Salkey, Assumpata Serna, Scott Cleverdon, Robbie Morgan, Clive Francis, Lyndon Davies, Hugh Fraser, Nicholas Jones and Marc Warren, who also talks about filming Band of Brothers.
Louise Creechan joins us for a chat on Charles Dickens and his Christmas Stories, with typically HH rabbit hole diversions on poor Mrs. Dickens, the Nativity, disabilities in Victorian literature and Mickey Mouse.