This weeks picks for historically interesting telly:
Monday 12 October 2009 – The start of a new series, Coal House at War (BBC2, 7pm)
Also on Monday – In Saving Britain’s past Tom Dyckhoff looks at the history of Brick Lane in London (BBC2, 7.30pm)
Why did my son die? looks at protecting troops on the battlefield (ITV, 8pm)
Tuesday 13 October 2009 – In Heir Hunters we see the search for relatives of a man who left £350,000 (BBC2, 7.30pm, also same time on Wednesday)
Wednesday 14 October 2009 – Labour MP John Prescott looks at the North/South Divide (BBC2, 9pm).
Thursday 15 October – In The Red Lion Sue Bourne investigates the role of Pubs in British Society (C4, 9pm)