Britain's Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson

Britain's Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

If you a) want above all to avoid talent shows on Saturday night and b) have a limitless appetite for Tony Robinson, Channel 4 has you covered. Later, on More4, the tireless traveller looks at the events and influences that shaped Australia in Tony Robinson: Down Under (9pm), but first he’s on the main channel with a look at the stories that run along Britain’s network of ancient trackways.

He starts by exploring one of Britain’s oldest roads, the Icknield Way, a braid of prehistoric pathways weaving from the Norfolk coast through Cambridgeshire to the hills of Bedfordshire, and he picks up stories of demonic dogs and ley lines along the way.

Summary

The historian explores the UK's network of ancient trackways and roads, which have been walked by pilgrims, hunters and invaders over the course of the past 5,000 years, each one shrouded in myth, mystery and legend. In the first episode, Tony delves into the stories, songs and sacred places along the Icknield Way in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Tony Robinson
Director Brian Henry Martin
Producer Ben O'Loan
Documentary Education