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Inside the Tower of London – Channel 5

Inside the Tower - Yeoman Warders- Peter McGowran (left) and Bob Loughlin (right)

Think you know the Tower of London? Think again… Inside the Tower goes behind the scenes at the castle and explores its history.

At 950 years old, the Tower of London is one of the oldest landmarks in Britain and has had many famous residents over the centuries, from Guy Fawkes to the Kray twins.

But the only people who live in the ancient stronghold these days are the 37 ‘Yeoman Warders’ – or Beefeaters – who guard the walls and look after the three million visitors who walk through the gates every year.

Inside the Tower - C5. Picture: Yeoman Warder: Moira Cameron

Yeoman Warder: Moira Cameron

In the first episode of this four-part series they take us behind the scenes and show us what daily life at the Tower is really like, while sharing juicy tales from the landmark’s rich history.

Chief curator Tracy Borman

Chief curator Tracy Borman

There’s also a peek inside the grim Bloody Tower as staff, including Chief Curator Tracy Borman, prepares a new exhibition about the tragic Princes in the Tower.

TV Times rating: ****