A TOP TV historian is in the North-East this week to tell the story of Great Britain.

Michael Wood will give a free public lecture at Sunderland University on Thursday, May 2, covering Alexander the Great to the Conquistadors and from Afghanistan to Jarrow.

The documentary film-maker and presenter will also talk about his experiences of presenting history and archaeology in front of the camera.

Clips from his award-winning documentaries will be shown as part of the lecture. Over the years he has covered the Trojan War, Art of the Western World and most recently The Great British History: A People's History for the BBC.

Due to high demand there are no tickets left for this event.