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Walking Britain's Roman Roads

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • History

Summary

Documentary series following the people working round the clock on Britain's longest and most iconic road as they strive to keep traffic moving and the public safe.

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Episode 3: Dere Street

Summary

Dan Jones explores Roman roads Dere Street, the northern-most Roman road in Britain running from York to Scotland, and Stanegate, a key east-west route that runs alongside the great defensive barrier of Hadrian's Wall. His journey reveals the story of Roman military and its colonial ambitions in Britain

Review

Spare a thought for Dan Jones and his film crew, who were well and truly battered by Storms Ciara and Dennis while filming this episode in February. At Hadrian’s Wall there were near-whiteout conditions. “We were only able to film when the snow stopped blowing in our faces,” he said later.
Jones is exploring Dere Street, which runs from York (or Eboracum as the Romans called it) to Scotland. While the Romans’ roadbuilding is much admired by us, at Stanegate, a little south of Hadrian’s Wall, he learns from the Vindolanda tablets that at the time local merchants weren’t keen. They were “unwilling to risk their beasts” on the road.

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2020-07-15
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PresenterDan Jones
ProducerPhil Stein
DirectorPhil Stein
Series producerSimon Harries
Executive producerFintan Maguire

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  • Summary

    Dan Jones explores Roman roads Dere Street, the northern-most Roman road in Britain running from York to Scotland, and Stanegate, a key east-west route that runs alongside the great defensive barrier of Hadrian's Wall. His journey reveals the story of Roman military and its colonial ambitions in Britain

    Review

    Spare a thought for Dan Jones and his film crew, who were well and truly battered by Storms Ciara and Dennis while filming this episode in February. At Hadrian’s Wall there were near-whiteout conditions. “We were only able to film when the snow stopped blowing in our faces,” he said later.
    Jones is exploring Dere Street, which runs from York (or Eboracum as the Romans called it) to Scotland. While the Romans’ roadbuilding is much admired by us, at Stanegate, a little south of Hadrian’s Wall, he learns from the Vindolanda tablets that at the time local merchants weren’t keen. They were “unwilling to risk their beasts” on the road.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2020-07-15
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterDan Jones
    ProducerPhil Stein
    DirectorPhil Stein
    Series producerSimon Harries
    Executive producerFintan Maguire
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