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With an avid interest in History, Francesca is an author, actor, presenter and historian. As a student at Cambridge University, Francesca met and began working alongside fellow historian and television presenter, Ania Dykczak.

In 2000 they co-wrote, produced and presented Ania, Fran and a Kettle of Fish, a 13-part comedy for Channel 5. 

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She has since hosted a number of television shows such as Show me the Funny (2001-2) on Channel 4, Bring it On (2003-4) for BBC1 and History Heroes (2005-6) on Channel 5.

Francesca also appeared as a guest panellist on Quote Unquote and Museum of Curiosity on BBC Radio 4.

Her written works include ‘The Pineapple: King of fruits’ (2005) ‘The Woman’s Book, everything but the Kitchen Sink ’ (2007) ‘Shapley Ankle Prefer...

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