Tony Robinson's Coast To Coast

June 2021

Season 2 Episode 4

Expired 3.0 6 x
For the final part of his journey, Tony hits his home turf, the East End of London. Here the docks were once the busiest in the world and the river so packed with ships waiting to unload their cargo that thieving was rife. He discovers that the modern day police force was originally created to combat river crime.

Season 2 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 2 x
Tony Robinson's journey along the Thames reaches Central London. The Thames is a vital economic artery, with around 4 million tonnes of freight shipped on it each year. Tony boards an industrial working ship delivering heavy cargo to riverside developments. It's a route not without risks as ships squeeze under bridges at h...

Season 2 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 10 x
Through the beautiful Thames Valley, Tony ends up at Hampton Court Palace before trying out a Victorian skiff and exploring the river's most advanced sewage plant.

Season 2 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 0 x
Beginning at the river's source in Gloucestershire, Tony meets a professional crayfish catcher, investigates the water's cleanliness, and learns the uses the Home Guard put the river to in WW2.

Season 1 Episode 6

Expired 3.0 52 x
Tony Robinson heads to his final destination of Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. In a testament to true Yorkshire grit, he discovers how the long stretch of steam railway would have disappeared if it wasn't for a dedicated team of volunteers and engineers keeping the line and locomotives going.
May 2017

Season 1 Episode 5

Expired 3.0 31 x
Tony's taking to the skies for a bird's eye view of the journey ahead from the cockpit of a glider in the North Yorkshire Moors. Back on the ground, he admires the epic scale of the ruins of Riveaulx Abbey and uncovers the epic tale of 11th century power and greed that eventually saw the monastery brought down.

Season 1 Episode 4

Expired 3.0 30 x
Tony's in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, meeting the community who came together to save local production of Yorkshire's most famous food, Wensleydale Cheese. On the heather moorlands, Tony meets bee keepers working with local farmers to produce award-winning honey with a distinctive taste.

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 3.0 36 x
Tony travels to the Eden Valley where he explores the remains of a 300 million year old tropical sea. He marvels at the magnificent engineering feat of the Smardale Gill viaduct, tries his hand at making Cumbria's most celebrated food and hitches a ride in a classic coach that provides a vital transport link to rural commu...

Season 1 Episode 2

Expired 3.0 37 x
Tony Robinson is in the Lake District, starting in the upland hills of the Borrowdale valley to meet one of the last tenant sheep farmers who is facing challenging times, but determined to keep working his farm. At Grasmere, Tony rolls up his sleeves and learns how to cook chutney. At Ullswater, Tony boards a tourist boat ...

Season 1 Episode 1

Expired 3.0 120 x
Tony Robinson explores the landscapes and industrial heritage from coast to coast in the steps of a book by Alfred Wainwright. In the first episode, Tony starts at the most westerly point of England and investigates why the small village of St Bees has such a colossal church.