- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Jane Anderson
In 1926 HV Morton, already a hard-nosed, right-wing, womanising journalist, wrote an incurably romantic travelogue called In Search of England.
It struck a chord with a nation still recovering from the devastating effects of the First World War who were eager to be told of smoking chimneys on thatched cottages.
John McCarthy goes in search of Morton’s quintessential England by visiting Devon, a place John frequented on family holidays, and discovers how Morton could make even Dartmoor prison sound worthy of a visit.
About this programme
John McCarthy offers an insight into travel writer HV Morton's life and career as he retraces one of the author's journeys around Devon, taken from his 1927 best-selling book In Search of England, which set the benchmark for future authors. He also reflects on changes in the landscape over the past 80 years.
Cast and crew
- John McCarthy
- Stephen Garner