Tony Robinson gives the past a good kick up the bottom in this entertaining tour through British history. Tony isn't interested in the rich and famous, instead, he tells a lively story through the everyday lives of ordinary people. In each episode, he meets characters from a tumultuous period in British history. Amongst them, a Tudor executioner, a Victorian 'match girl', a Georgian highwayman and a child who survived the Blitz during the Second World War. It's history 'from the bottom up'.