In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis are inspired by having just watched a fantastic new film on Netflix called I Used to be Famous, so much so that we have done a whole episode based around it on the unexpected history of FAME! Which is all about the phenomenon of celebrity, and the changed fortunes of the famous from Ancient Rome, through P.T. Barnam to the Beetles and Elvis, and the rise of boybands . It's also all about the fall from power, as in the cases of Sir Walter Ralegh and Mussolini, as well as recycling in Ancient Rome and the erasure of political has-beens from the face of the imperial city. Who knew

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