A House Through Time will get third series, as BBC reveals the next destination

Host David Olusoga is heading to Bristol next

Award-winning social history series A House Through Time will be back for a third series next year on BBC2, it’s been announced.

Presenter David Olusoga turns detective in the show as he uses a mix of genealogical records, documents and expert witnesses to trace the lives of the occupants of a single house.

The BBC revealed that the search has already started in Bristol to find the house that will take centre stage in the third series.

And they say “with the city’s rich maritime history, connections to the slave trade and technological heritage” they expect there will be plenty of drama in the next series.

Commissioning Editor, Simon Young, said: “This series has swiftly become a treasured part of the schedule on BBC2. It’s a vitally important returning series for us, perfectly reflecting our ambition for history programmes that connect the bigger sweeps of our nation’s story to individual lives lived all over the country.

“Having visited houses in Liverpool and Newcastle in the first two series, I’m thrilled that David will delve into Bristol’s rich history next.”

The new series of A House Through Time will be four parts. The BBC will announce exact transmission details nearer the time.