Lucy Worsley Investigates to Premiere on PBS


Lucy Worsley Investigates, a new documentary series fronted by the British historian, is set to bow on PBS in May.

In the series, Worsley will turn detective to delve into enduring mysteries of British history. In each episode, she investigates a single event using historical and contemporary evidence and a range of experts to reframe the past. Lucy Worsley Investigates is slated to premiere on PBS on May 15.

The first episode of Lucy Worsley Investigates, “Princes in the Tower,” will explore the supposed murder of the two young princes in the Tower of London in 1483, including the rumored culprit, their uncle King Richard III. In the second episode, “Madness of King George,” Worsley takes a closer look at what can be learned about how attitudes toward mental health were affected by Britain having a so-called “mad” monarch, examining royal papers and exploring the king’s tragic personal trauma: the death of two of his young children.

Lucy Worsley Investigates is a four-part series for BBC Two and PBS, produced by BBC Studios’ The Documentary Unit. It will stream simultaneously with the broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS Video app. Two additional episodes will premiere in the fall.

Worsley said: “I’m thrilled to be revisiting some of the big-hitting stories from history that just keep sucking us in. And like everyone who works at the Tower of London, I just can’t wait to share the next twist in the tale of what we think we know about the ‘murder’ of the Bloody Tower’s ‘Little Princes.’ I really love the fact that this isn’t just a series about the past. It’s also about what the past means today: an investigation of our own ideas about childhood, feminism, pandemics and mental health.”