An acquaintance of M. Hugo enlists the help of some of the audience to describe Hugo's new book Toilers of the Sea​.

Life under siege in Castle Cornet during the English Civil War 1643-1651. John Plunkett recalls his life as a soldier garrisoned in the Castle.

1832... rich or poor, no-one was safe from this deadly disease. Gravedigger Samuel Boucher relives the three weeks of terror with the help of several ladies of his acquaintance.

Three important prisoners have escaped from besieged Castle Cornet. Is the gaoler guilty of neglect? Or treason?  You hear the evidence presented by the Royalist Governor, and decide.

1204 and all that!

A gentleman from the country parishes has brought an interesting object for Mr Lukis (who opened the first museum in Guernsey) to consider. His relative, Martha, is companion to Mrs Lukis and is more than delighted to help him - and share gossip in the local patois (Norman French) about Victor Hugo and others.

Lady Tar

An Interview with Capt. Wm. Le Lacheur

A Letter of Marque gave seamen a legitimate claim on the bounty from captured enemy ships. Pirate Black Jack thinks this is one for him!

The story of a most fateful shipwreck.  In 1807 HMS Boreas ​struck the Hanois reef off Guernsey's south-west coast.

The Ballad of the Boreas

All Hands on Deck

Lady Margaret - Tudor Lady

Martha and Daniel are gossiping about the new immigrant Victor Hugo when Dr Le Marchant arrives and reads to them from the newly-published Toilers of the Sea​.

Victory in the Baltic

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History in Action
​Company

A tale of competition, heroism and tragedy when the L&SWR's steamship Stella is shipwrecked on a voyage to Guernsey in 1899.

Besieged

Victor Hugo's Toilers

1944... in a deportee camp for Channel Islanders, a Variety Show in the Camp Theatre might cheer everyone up ... or would it? !

Kamp Kapers at Biberach

The Uncrowned King

Monsieur Victor Hugo

An enthusiastic Air Cadet tells new recruits to 201 Squadron RAF

the story of Rex Warneford, who won the VC in 1915 as the first man to destroy a Zeppelin.

Guernseyman Fred Gallienne reminisces about the Occupation of

Guernsey by the German forces from 1940 to 1945.

Fire in the Galley

Cholera

Recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, this is the tragic tale of three

Guernsey women from the Cauches family who were tried and

convicted of heresy in 1556.

The amazing life story of a Guernsey shipowner who died in 1873, and why he is revered in Costa Rica.

Regency Dancing

After an absence of fifty years, Adèle returns to the Castle and relives the memories of the terrible explosion of 1672.

Neglect or Treason?

It is 286AD.  A Roman ship comes to grief in St Peter Port Harbour,

and the locals are on hand to help - and to hinder!

Admiral James Saumarez commands the Royal Navy's Baltic Fleet in 1810 and prevents Napoleon from gaining control of the Baltic.

Naval muster books rarely mention the women who served under captains such as Nelson and Saumarez. The life of a seaman was not all it seemed!

Amice de Carteret, Bailiff of Guernsey in the 1600s: powerful, ruthless and the scourge of witches.

The elegant balls of the Regency period made dancing an integral part of the social scene.  Enjoy the spectacle - and maybe try it for yourself!

1672 - Catastrophe at the Castle

Wildhawk Warneford

Full Steam Ahead

A Gift for Mr Lukis

A Quiet War

Letter of Marque

In the 1740s Philip Saumarez joined Commodore Anson in pursuit of Spanish treasure. A story of ill-manned ships, disease, determination and, eventually, triumph.

The extraordinary story of General John Lambert, deputy to Oliver Cromwell, who was imprisoned in Castle Cornet by Charles II from 1661 to 1670.

A-Gardening with Lambert

After King John loses Normandy, Eustace the renegade monk

tries to seize Guernsey but is thwarted by a brave volunteer

from the audience!

In 1573 Lady Margaret comes to Castle Cornet to be a lady

companion to the Governor's wife. She shares her experiences

while working on her blackwork embroidery.

Burnt at the Stake