Walking Through History


Season 1 Episode 4

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Tony Robinson walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from the country's past.

Season 1 Episode 3

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Tony Robinson walks through some of Britains most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from the country.

Season 1 Episode 2

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Tony Robinson walks through Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from the country's past.

S3 Ep6 - England's Last Battle: The West Country

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In 1685, a rebel army landed at the pretty Dorset port of Lyme Regis and swept up through Somerset, pausing at Taunton to declare its leader, Duke of Monmouth, the rightful king. Tony Robinson walks in their footsteps and relives their spirit.

S3 Ep5 - King John's Ruin: The Peak District

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Tony travels to Nottinghamshire to walk the ground of one of the most eventful and colourful periods of the medieval past. Legend has it that King John was probably the worst king ever, that Robin Hood defended the poor against him and his dastardly accomplice the Sheriff of Nottingham and somehow it all ended up with John losing the Crown Jewels and signing the Magna Carta, the foundation stone of modern democracy.

S3 Ep4 - Nazi Occupation: The Channel Islands

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On 30th June 1940, a plane full of German soldiers touched down at Guernsey airport. It was the start of five year of occupation. The traditional image of the Channel Islands is sun, sea and sandy beaches. But Tony Robinson embarks on a five day walk to explore the darkest chapter in the Islands' history, which 70 years on is itself becoming a tourist draw. Starting out in Guernsey to uncover memories of the German aerial attack on the port and the invasion itself, Tony voyages to Jersey which ...

S3 Ep3 - The Norman Conquest Of Pembrokshire

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Starting at St. David Cathedral on the West Pembrokeshire coast - visited by William in 1081 - Tony Robinson’s walk follows the stunning Pembrokeshire coastal path southwards before heading inland to discover what made the area so attractive for Norman and Flemish settlers. Tony discovers the ghost border between the two cultures and the Norman castles that sought to pacify the rebellious Welsh. As he heads south, Tony looks at the differences between the fertile land to the south of the invisi...

S3 Ep2 - Victoria And Albert's Highland Fling

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Tony Robinson tells the very personal tale of Victoria and Albert’s love of the Scottish mountains. This is also a story of the complete image makeover of an entire nation. Tony heads for Blair Castle, the location of Victoria and Albert’s first visit to the Highlands in 1844. The royal couple were soon besotted. The area reminded Albert of his green and mountainous homeland. Tony ends his walk on the shore of Loch Muick where Victoria built a lodge house after Albert’s death. The 'widow’s hous...

S3 Ep1 - Bronte Country

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Bronte Country - Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain’s most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from Britain’s past. In each program, Tony follows a bespoke route that allows him to explore on foot both the history of a particularly colourful historical period or event, and the spectacular landscape in which those events unfolded. In this episode, Tony’s walk tells the life story of the remarkable Bronte family and explores how the moors inspired ...

S2 Ep6 - Norfolk

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Norfolk - Tony Robinson walks the stunning North Norfolk coast from the Royal estate of Sandringham in the west to the popular resort of Cromer 40 miles to the east. With the growth of the railways in the nineteenth century, Victorian entrepreneurs were keen to exploit the coast for the burgeoning tourist trade. But some of Norfolk's traditional landowners were not so keen. (S.2,Ep.6) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC