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Walking Through History

  • 2013
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Lifestyle

Summary

The series begins with Tony Robinson embarking on a 40-mile walk along the Derwent Valley in the Peak District, and ends with a four-day trek through the Kintail region of the Highlands.

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Episode 1: The Birth of Industry

Summary

Tony Robinson embarks on expeditions through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from the nation's past. He begins with a 40-mile walk along the Derwent Valley in the Peak District, where the world's industrial revolution was born. En route he visits the sleepy village of Cromford to find out about the work of entrepreneur Richard Arkwright, and stops off at a 900-year-old stately home that has been used as the location for three Jane Eyre films. Brian Blessed also introduces Tony to the joys - and the significance - of the Cromford canal, before this leg of his journey ends in Derby

Review

The Peak District is the backdrop for the first of a new series where Tony Robinson rambles through historic landscapes to soak up stories from Britain’s past. Robinson is usually excellent at this sort of thing and the series promises to reveal hidden stories that ordinary walkers might easily miss.

He begins with a trek through the Derwent Valley, where the Industrial Revolution was born, and recounts how Britain transformed itself from a nation of farmers to the powerhouse of the world. There’s also a visit to Haddon Hall, the 900-year-old stately home used to film three different versions of Jane Eyre.

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Released on
2013-03-30
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Credits

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rolename
PresenterTony Robinson
UnknownBrian Blessed
Executive producerPhilip Clarke
Executive producerSimon Raikes
Series producerDavid Johnson
DirectorTom Cholmondeley

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  • Summary

    Tony Robinson embarks on expeditions through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from the nation's past. He begins with a 40-mile walk along the Derwent Valley in the Peak District, where the world's industrial revolution was born. En route he visits the sleepy village of Cromford to find out about the work of entrepreneur Richard Arkwright, and stops off at a 900-year-old stately home that has been used as the location for three Jane Eyre films. Brian Blessed also introduces Tony to the joys - and the significance - of the Cromford canal, before this leg of his journey ends in Derby

    Review

    The Peak District is the backdrop for the first of a new series where Tony Robinson rambles through historic landscapes to soak up stories from Britain’s past. Robinson is usually excellent at this sort of thing and the series promises to reveal hidden stories that ordinary walkers might easily miss.

    He begins with a trek through the Derwent Valley, where the Industrial Revolution was born, and recounts how Britain transformed itself from a nation of farmers to the powerhouse of the world. There’s also a visit to Haddon Hall, the 900-year-old stately home used to film three different versions of Jane Eyre.

    How to watch

    Next showing

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

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2013-03-30
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterTony Robinson
    UnknownBrian Blessed
    Executive producerPhilip Clarke
    Executive producerSimon Raikes
    Series producerDavid Johnson
    DirectorTom Cholmondeley
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