Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh

The Lake District

Series 1 - Episode 2 The Lake District



This impressive new history hunt moves on to the Lake District. Or at least, its primary host Alan Titchmarsh does, as he tells the life story of Beatrix Potter. It’s a team effort, though. Joan Bakewell is also among the Lakes, explaining how Grasmere helped to create the National Trust, Jon Culshaw is in Gloucestershire, and Suzannah Lipscomb says hello to the seals on the north Norfolk coast.


The host reveals some surprising facts about Beatrix Potter, and Joan Bakewell investigates a small island in Grasmere and its role in the National Trust's creation. Plus, Oz Clarke visits a nursery housing some of our rarest plants, Jon Culshaw visits a time capsule in Gloucestershire and Suzannah Lipscomb travels to Blakeney Point, home of the UK's largest seal colony.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Alan Titchmarsh
Contributor Joan Bakewell
Contributor Oz Clarke
Contributor Jon Culshaw
Contributor Suzannah Lipscomb
Director Chris Parkin
Executive Producer Fintan Maguire
Series Producer Chris Parkin
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