The Secret of Lincoln Jail

Review by Guy Woolnough, Keele University. Time Team Specials, Channel Four, 30th June 2013. The excellent ‘Secret of Lincoln Jail’ showed how history can and should be presented.  The medium was used to deliver an interesting programme which did neither sensationalised its subject nor patronised its audience. It engaged with the serious issues without being overly complex or tedious. Lincoln gaol (the spelling I prefer) was used as the star, and enabled the presentation of a history of incarceration since

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