Tony Robinson: Britain's Greatest River

Tony Robinson: Britain's Greatest River catch up

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 8 - London City Airport

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The Thames has been a part of Tony's life forever - but it still has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. In this episode, Tony gets to go airside at London's most central airport. London City Airport is built on an island in the Thames itself - creating some unique challenges for the people who work there, as Tony finds out...

Season 3, Episode 7 - Hampton Court Palace

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In this episode, Tony explores the River Thames' royal connections. He starts his journey in Richmond Upon Thames, at Hampton Court Palace. This thousand-room residence was Henry VIII's favourite. Tony starts his tour by the Thames, where the royals would have arrived by barge - and where merchants from Venice would have s...

Season 3, Episode 6 - Thames Water

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Tony explores the role the Thames plays now, and the role it has played in the past, in providing us with clean water, taking away our sewage and irrigating natural habitats along its banks.

Season 3, Episode 5 - Southend

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The Thames has a long history of inspiring people. Tony travels as far as the Estuary in the East and Waterhay in the West, to reveal some remarkable and ambitious examples of this.

Season 3, Episode 4 - Port Of London Authority

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The Thames is busier than ever, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Tony starts his journey this week at night - with a visit to New Covent Garden Market, a fruit and veg trade market just a stone’s throw from the Thames, where restaurants and hotels from all over the South East come to buy their fresh produce.

Season 3, Episode 3 - Cutty Sark

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Tony goes behind-the-scenes at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to find out how they keep what was once the fastest sailing ship of her time, ship shape in dry dock. He meets a passionate team who take care of everything from her decking to her rigging and her ship’s wheel.

Season 3, Episode 2 - London Gateway

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Tony goes behind-the-scenes at London Gateway, the newest and largest container ship port on the Thames. Here he discovers an automated wonderland where efficiency is the name of the game. He tracks produce through the port, from the arrival of a ship through to the distribution centre that sends it to supermarkets up and ...

Season 3, Episode 1 - Battersea

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Some of the most iconic landmarks in Britain sit alongside - or over - the River Thames. Tony has privileged behind-the-scenes access to one of his favourites, Battersea Power Station.