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Some teachers have struggled to get youngsters interested in our rich and colourful history for years – with many having to rely on wordy, dull and pretty uninspiring textbooks stuffed with facts and figures.

For the last few years though Horrible Histories have been helping to make things easier, with more vibrant books and a massively successful TV series.

Now our past is being brought to life even further with a second live stage show called Barmy Britain – Part Two.

I took my three god daughters to see the show for BBC Radio 2 – and afterwards we all spoke to one of its creators Neal Foster and actors Lauryn Redding and Anthony Spargo from the show, to see if this highly interactive, energetic and modern way of teaching children history can help make the subject more interesting…