HISTORIAN Lucy Worsley, of TV fame, is in Taunton next month for a special double bill of historical talks.

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre is hosting a matinee of If Walls Could Talk followed by an evening with A Very British Murder.

An intimate history of your home, If Walls Could Talk follows the four-part BBC series and hit-selling book of the same name.

Lucy takes audiences on a trip through the home, discovering the hygiene and homely habits of the British over the past 800 years.

Through the bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchen, she explores what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table, and at the stove.

From sauce-stirring to breast-feeding, teeth-cleaning to getting dressed and getting married, the talk will make you see your home with new eyes.

In the evening, A Very British Murder brings an illustrated tour through the dark story of our fascination with murder.

Lucy has covered the history of this very British obsession in a book and BBC TV series.

Here she shares its secrets and explores the history of this phenomenon in forensic detail, examining not only the crimes themselves but also how murder became a form of middle-class entertainment through novels, plays, artefacts and the press.

From a Regency serial killer to Agatha Christie, this is the story of how crime was turned into art.

Following the change to Covid restrictions on Monday (July 19), this will be the first show with a larger audience at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre since March 2020.

Centre director Andy Pulleyn said: "We’re really pleased to be welcoming back Lucy Worsley and delighted it coincides with welcoming back larger audiences.

"We are so grateful for all of the support from audiences for the events that have taken place over this past year and now as things open up.

"We understand there will be different feelings about the relaxation of Covid restrictions, which is why we are still implementing a range of measures to ensure people feel comfortable and have an enjoyable visit. Full details will be on our website.’

Audience members will also have the opportunity to get books signed by Lucy Worsley after each show.

Tickets are £27.50 with a special offer of £50 when you book both talks.

Tickets are available from the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre box office, the Taunton Visitor Centre or online at tacchi-morris.com