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Greenlit: Walking Through History with Tony Robinson, Channel 4

Walking Through History with Tony Robinson w/t (4 x 60′) –  Aimed at history buffs and dedicated ramblers alike, in this series Tony Robinson takes the viewer on a series of visually spectacular walks through some of Britain’s most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain’s past.

In each programme Tony follows a newly created bespoke route that will allow him to explore on foot both the history of a particularly colourful historical period or event, and the spectacular landscape in which those events unfolded. He’ll seek out the origins of the Industrial Revolution in the Derwent Valley, explore Britan’s secret WWII frontline in Dorset, reveal the hidden stories of Henry VIII’s court in the Weald, and track traces of the Jacobites in the remote Western Highlands of Scotland

The walks are proper expeditions with each one taking Tony a week; and they will be rewarding not just for the history but also as genuinely pleasurable walks, complete with B&Bs, pubs, views …and fellow walkers.

With various experts he encounters on the way, Tony will reveal and discover places and their hidden stories that ordinary walkers and ramblers might otherwise miss. And, as well as the history, Tony will infuse each walk with an appreciation of some of the striking landscapes and geographical features Britain contains.

Channel: Channel 4

Producer: Wildfire Television

TX: 2013

Source: Channel 4 press release


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