On the BBC history extra podcast (April 19th edition) mary Beard talks about life in every day Rome. Not strictly British history I know but I suspect that every city in the empire was a mini version of the Capital
It was a really interesting little series. I wasn't sure at first as the presenter was mad as a box of frogs, but she was good and it brought the flashes of everyday life into such a good view that I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure I could face the communal shits, but I guess if you are brought up to think that public shitting/sex is normal, you might find our prudishness a little freaky too!