Rory McGrath's Pub Dig

Series 1 - Episode 4: Banbury

Pub Dig

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Rory and Paul head to Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, a pub that served as Oliver Cromwell's headquarters and is the only pre-Civil War building left standing in the area.

As our pair drill down into the battlefield, they nearly break into a bank vault, fire a 17th Century
musket and brewup some of the town’s infamous 'Cock Ale'. But they also find a burnt wall that proves the fighting in Banbury extended far further than historians have previously thought and they discover how pre-Civil War puritans purged the town’s medieval red light district!

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  • neil

    over 1 year ago

    neil

    well done demand 5 cock up again

  • Rob

    almost 2 years ago

    Rob

    Not playing. Channel 5 player is useless

  • Rae

    almost 2 years ago

    Rae

    Just wondering if that's it for the series as it wasn't on tonight?

  • witchy

    almost 2 years ago

    witchy

    Love this series....just won't play for me though...have tried many times at different times of the day/evening.....a pit really

  • Helen Moon

    almost 2 years ago

    Helen Moon

    Why didn't they get a local historian to advise? I lived in Banbury for 45 years and worked in many hotels and pubs. The town centre is a maze of underground passageways, 8 ft tall, The Whately used theirs as a cocktail Bar, the White Lion used theirs as a wine bar, they connected the catholic church with the red light district in 'Parsons St' Very poor show, Banbury pubs have a real wealth of history to show all their cellars connect with each other.... wasted opportunity for a really interesting show.

  • Disgruntled of Banbury

    almost 2 years ago

    Disgruntled of Banbury

    Rubbish playback...unwatchable.....shame...

  • Andy

    almost 2 years ago

    Andy

    great episode, keep em coming!

  • Andy

    almost 2 years ago

    Andy

    .. if your video stops, just reload the page and the video will resume play from last point of play.

  • hedgy

    almost 2 years ago

    hedgy

    frozen

  • dave

    almost 2 years ago

    dave

    froze during 2nd commercial break.

  • steve

    almost 2 years ago

    steve

    video stopped during second commercial break.

  • R Hey

    almost 2 years ago

    R Hey

    My son and his friend are in the background as they were walking up parsons street back up to the raindeer, my son in the white fleese hoody lol ( he's famous now lol)

  • steve

    almost 2 years ago

    steve

    during the second commercial break, the program froze

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  • J Taylor

    almost 2 years ago

    J Taylor

    Cannot view video.keeps stopping and cannot rewind

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