Susan Calman's Grand Day Out on the Lakes: The Lake District

Susan Calman's Grand Day Out on the Lakes: The Lake District

Series 1

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Review

Susan Calman and her trusty campervan called Helen take on the Lake District. Our first stop is Ullswater, the second largest lake in England, where we clamber aboard a steamer – believed to be the oldest working passenger vessel in the world – to absorb the breathtaking landscape of the lakes. 

We visit the home of Beatrix Potter and a Herdwick sheep farm, where Calman hilariously bestows a male sheep with the name Susan. Then it’s on to Muncaster Castle, where Calman attempts to sleep in a haunted room. 

It’s a belter of an episode, rippling with Calman’s infectious humour.

Summary

The comedian aboard her vintage camper van, explores the mountainous region of north-west England and the Lake District. She begins her 142-mile journey just south of Penrith, travelling down through the lakes, before heading west to finish near Keswick. Along the way she meets the people and visits the places that make this most scenic part of Britain unique. On Ullswater, Susan gets a chance to take charge of the oldest working passenger vessel in the world, the Lady of the Lake. Then she hears of Beatrix Potter's love of the region before heading the spooky Muncaster Castle.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Susan Calman
Director Jenny MacLeod
Executive Producer Gerard Costello
Producer Jenny MacLeod
Series Producer Susan McGregor
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