THE popular historian, broadcaster and History Man TV presenter Dan Snow will include some historical facts of local interest relating to Shrewsbury and Shropshire when he appears at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Monday night, June 15.

Son of BBC broadcaster Peter Snow, nephew of Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow and the great, great grandson of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, Dan remembers a childhood visiting castles, battlefields, country houses and churches, and developing a great love of history.

On Monday he will recount anecdotes and memorable experiences from his successful career which currently includes his regular slot on The One Show (BBC1) and presenting anniversary programmes commemorating the Battle of Britain and the landings at Gallipoli.

Dan has also written or contributed to several books including most recently The Battle of Waterloo Experience.

It is an unmissable evening for academics, student, families and all those interested in the history of Shrewsbury, Shropshire and beyond. The evening ends with a live Q&A, as Dan opens the floor and invites questions from the audience.

Tickets are £26.50, with discounts for pensioners and under 16s A family ticket is also available from the box office on 01743 281281.

Coming to Theatre Severn on Friday, June 29, will be another “Only Fools and Boycie” night with the actror John Challis who played the character Boycie in the BBC comedy series “Only Fools and Horses”.

He reveals secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career which has lately included appearances in the ITV series “Benidorm” but has also included Dr.Who, and Coronation Street, as well as associations with the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best.

John will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, “Being Boycie”, and his novel “Reggie: A Stag At Bay”.

Tickets are £18.50.