If you read the newspapers and listen to the news it seems that society is more violent than ever. In fact, modern life is remarkably peaceful compared to previous eras. This documentary told a history of violence across the centuries by citing the violent acts that took place on particular London street. These days it’s an anonymous dual carriageway but it used to have a reputation as the most dangerous street in Britain.

60 minutes, a Blast production broadcast on BBC2 in 2009