Mud Men (TV series)

Mud Men (TV series)
Mud Men
Presented by Johnny Vaughan
Steve Brooker
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 8
Original channel History
Original airing 27 February 2011
External links
Official website

Mud Men is a British television series on History. The series follows members of the Mudlarks Society's as they hunt for items on the River Thames foreshore that may have changed the course of history. The series is presented by Johnny Vaughan[1] and Steve "Mud God" Brooker, chairman of the Mudlarks Society.[2]



Episode 1 – Guns

Johnny Vaughan and Steve Brooker hit gold on day one, as they mudlark on the holy grail of Thames foreshores at the Tower of London.

While Steve investigates the military origins of a mysterious golden trumpet, Johnny re-unites a 250 year old musket ball with the Brown Bess gun that fired it. Together the boys go ballistic as they head to the firing range and try out the guns that have shaped 200 years of British Military history.

Major Items Found

Episode 2 – Tough Trades

Johnny Vaughan and Steve Brooker take a journey into London’s historical trades via the Thames at Wapping.

Steve’s on a quest to find out about London’s historic alternative coinage and return an ancient trading token to its original home while Johnny gets to grips with the murky world of tobacco.

Together they try out some very smelly 17th century trades and get a bit more than they bargained for with a gutsy sheep as they learn how to make condoms in the style of the 17th century.

Major Items Found

  • 17th Century Trading Token

Episode 3 - Tudor Beer & Witchcraft

Episode 4 - Georgian Gentlemen

Episode 5 - Prisons

Episode 6 - WWII

Episode 7 - Thames Shipping

Episode 8 - Medicine


  1. ^ Who should resurrect their TV career?, The Guardian, 8 April 2011.
  2. ^ Harrell, Eben: Following in the Footsteps of the Mud God, TIME, 12 October 2009.

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