Here is a fantastic Time Team Special about Bedlam Hospital, one of the actors who plays a chap called Alexander Cruden is none other than Michael Wisniewski who has been in many TV series and Films. In fact he plays two different roles in this, look out for the prison guard and the guy chained to a bed. In this special episode, we explore the world's first lunatic asylum which opened 700 years ago in Bishopsgate, London, and soon after became known as Bedlam Hospital. Now, during the redevelopment of Liverpool Street Station for London's Crossrail, a dig beside the site of the original hospital has uncovered numerous bodies in a medieval graveyard. We search the archives to learn about the lives of Bedlam's patients, while Alex Langlands tries ancient treatments for madness first hand. Narrated by Tony Robinson.

Film Duration: 47 min