Stonehenge: Walking Through History

Stonehenge: Walking Through History

Series 2

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Review

Tony Robinson (or “Sir Tony Robinson” as he appears in the titles) puts on his stoutest walking boots, dons his waterproofs and backpack and strides out across Wiltshire to examine the greatest concentration of Neolithic sites in Europe.

He visits Avebury, and its eerily atmospheric collection of standing stones, and wonders what on earth they were for. Then it’s off to Silbury Hill and the West Kennet long barrow which, as the subject of a 1955 archaeological dig televised by the BBC, sparked a country’s interest in its long-buried past. After trying his hand at dowsing ley-lines Robinson’s yomp through pre-history ends with a two-mile walk along a processional avenue culminating at the peerlessly dramatic Stonehenge.

Summary

Tony Robinson embarks on a 45-mile walk across Wiltshire, from Avebury to Stonehenge, telling the story of the remarkable development that occurred in the latter days of the Neolithic era. His route over chalk downlands and Salisbury Plain takes him through one of the greatest concentrations of prehistoric sites in Europe.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Tony Robinson
Director Andy Robbins
Executive Producer Philip Clarke
Producer Andy Robbins
Series Producer Owen Rodd
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