Tony Robinson: Britain's Ancient Tracks

November 2019
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Season 1 Episode 3 - The North Downs Way

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The Pilgrims Way is a series of tracks in the south of England following the ancient track of the North Downs, which bore many a pilgrim to the shrines of Winchester and Canterbury along its chalky arc. But there’s more to the Pilgrim’s Way than pilgrims. The North Downs is the most ancient route to Europe, having been con...
October 2019
46:44

Season 1 Episode 2 - The Ridgeway

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The Ridgeway is the oldest continuously used road in Europe, dating back to the Stone Age. Situated in southern England, travelled by our Neolithic ancestors, it’s at least 5,000 years old. Over the centuries Celts, Romans, Romano Britons, Saxons and Vikings fought along its heights. The ancient track starts at a lay-by on...
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Season 1 Episode 1 - The Icknield Way

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The Icknield Way is unique among long distance tracks because it can claim to be 'the oldest road in Britain'. Extending from the Dorset coast to Norfolk, the ancient route of the Icknield Way consists of prehistoric pathways. Dotted with archaeological remains, it survives as splendid tracks and green lanes along the chal...
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Season 2 Episode 4 - Dere Street

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Tony follows the Roman road of Dere Street north through Hadrian's Wall, contemplates the ancient night sky, braves the roar of a Celtic horn, mixes medieval potions, and encounters ancient invaders.
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Season 2 Episode 3 - The Portway

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Tony uncovers a prehistoric shark tooth, shines a light in an abandoned railway tunnel and discovers DH Lawrence's mountain retreat in the Peak District.
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Season 2 Episode 2 - Offa's Dyke

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Tony walks Offa's Dyke in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, encounters Wales's fearsome dragon, and ponders the priceless gold coin issued by King Offa in praise of Allah.
September 2019
46:33

Season 2 Episode 1 - Dartmoor

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Tony hikes across Dartmoor in the footsteps of Britain's greatest detective, plunges into a reputedly bottomless lake and comes face-to-face with a four-legged beast.
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