We shot this module in Westminster. How many times have I filmed pieces to camera with the Palace of Westminster as the backdrop? The Great Reform Act, the Chartists, Keir Hardie, the Suffragettes. Even the Gunpowder Plot (spot the glaring historical anachronism there!).
Filming the Palace of Westminster these days is frankly such a hassle. In this terrorist conscious age, getting permission to film there has become increasingly difficult. (The first freedom we gave up was the freedom to film the very building that's meant to secure our freedoms!).
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Timelines: "Smallpox through Time" was entirely funded with through a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Award. We are very grateful for the Trust's support in the making of this resource.