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Walking Through History

  • 2014
  • Season 3
  • 3 episodes
  • Education

Summary

Sir Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain's past.

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Episode 1: Wigan Pier: Walking Through History

Summary

Tony Robinson embarks on another expedition through some of Britain's most historic landscapes. He begins with a towpath exploration of industrial engineering along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Setting off from Liverpool, he takes a three-day walk inland to Wigan, ending at the town's iconic pier as he traces the story of the waterway's chaotic construction and its impact on the development of Lancashire.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Tony Robinson takes the Road to Wigan Pier in a new series of his yomps through Britain’s historical landscapes. Or rather, he takes the towpath to Wigan Pier as he walks by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, spending three days pondering on its construction, development and its enormous impact on the industries of Lancashire.

Along the way he visits a former jam factory and Aintree racecourse with its famous Canal Turn. The canal’s 127 miles took nearly 50 years to build and its story is one of delays and despair before it finally provided the artery to growing communities.

Robinson ends his journey at Wigan Pier, now a museum, and a symbol of a vanished past.

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PresenterTony Robinson

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DirectorNick Gillam-Smith
Executive producerPhilip Clarke
ProducerNick Gillam-Smith
Series producerOwen Rodd

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  • Episode 1

    Wigan Pier: Walking Through History

    Summary

    Tony Robinson embarks on another expedition through some of Britain's most historic landscapes. He begins with a towpath exploration of industrial engineering along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Setting off from Liverpool, he takes a three-day walk inland to Wigan, ending at the town's iconic pier as he traces the story of the waterway's chaotic construction and its impact on the development of Lancashire.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Tony Robinson takes the Road to Wigan Pier in a new series of his yomps through Britain’s historical landscapes. Or rather, he takes the towpath to Wigan Pier as he walks by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, spending three days pondering on its construction, development and its enormous impact on the industries of Lancashire.

    Along the way he visits a former jam factory and Aintree racecourse with its famous Canal Turn. The canal’s 127 miles took nearly 50 years to build and its story is one of delays and despair before it finally provided the artery to growing communities.

    Robinson ends his journey at Wigan Pier, now a museum, and a symbol of a vanished past.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterTony Robinson

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNick Gillam-Smith
    Executive producerPhilip Clarke
    ProducerNick Gillam-Smith
    Series producerOwen Rodd
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