Press Centre

Rory Bremner's Great British Views

  • Episode: 

    11 of 20

  • Transmission: 

    Mon 29 Apr 2013
  • Time: 

    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 18 2013 : Sat 27 Apr - Fri 03 May
  • Channel: 

    ITV

 

Rory Bremner is on a mission to track down the best of British views. The ones that make you stop and stare.  Then really wish you’d remembered to bring your camera..  And along the way he tries to make a good impression on the locals who are lucky enough to live and work there.
 
Monday 29 April 2013 – Brighton
 
Today Rory’s mission to track town the best of British views finds him on the South coast in a classic seaside resort - Brighton.  In the company of some diehard bathers he takes a quick dip around a long pier. He takes a stroll down the picturesque Lanes where he gets a Mod makeover.  Later he takes a peek into a Regency home with a Royal connection then goes round in circles on Brighton pier in search of the best view.
 
Tuesday 30 April 2013 – Edinburgh
 
Today Rory Bremner’s mission to find the best of British views takes him back to his home town, Edinburgh.  He gets the view of a lifetime from the top of the Forth Bridge.  He tries a kilt on for size offering the locals quite a view. He takes a tour of the darker side of the city with best selling author and local lad Ian Rankin and visits the famous castle where he gets a wake up call from Edinburgh’s top gun… 
 
Wednesday 1 May 2013 – Bodmin
 
Today Rory’s mission to find the best of British views finds him in Cornwall and the atmospheric Bodmin Moor.  He helps out down on the farm but gets banged to rights at Bodmin Court House and Jail.  He takes a look at life upstairs and downstairs in the beautiful surroundings of Llanhydrock House. And shakes a leg (and a stick) with some colourful characters in a local group of Morris dancers.
 
Thursday 2 May 2013 - Cotswolds
 
Today Rory’s search for the best of British views takes him to the stunningly beautiful Cotswolds.  He gets up steam on a picturesque local railway.  He climbs Broadway Tower for an amazing panoramic view of 15 counties. In beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water he visits a perfumer who tries to make him irresistible to women, but all he attracts is a load of old trout at the local fish farm!
 
Friday 3 May 3013 – Northumberland
 
Today Rory’s quest to find the best of British views finds him on the ruggedly beautiful coast of Northumberland.  He visits the picturesque town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and takes a look at the three famous bridges.  Later he gets as busy as a bee at a local honey farm before taking a tour of Chillingham Castle where he gets trapped in the dungeon. 
 
 
Series overview:
 
Weekdays at 2pm on ITV.
 
In a brand new series for ITV Daytime, Rory Bremner embarks on an awe-inspiring adventure across Great Britain, hitting the road to visit an array of visually stunning views and magnificent beauty spots that have a special place in the hearts of the nation.
 
Rory Bremner’s Great British Views sees the impressionist, satirist, and writer guide viewers through a personal tour of the British Isles celebrating sweeping vistas of the rolling countryside, dramatic coastlines, historic buildings and architectural cityscapes.
 
From the beautiful Scottish Borders to the breathtaking Cheddar Gorge, the dramatic Jurassic coastline to the historic Warwick Castle – Rory travels in his classic convertible Morgan to explore Britain’s varied landscape and meet the local folk passionate about their area.
 
Along the way, Rory immerses himself in the local culture finding out how the landscape is used today, learning about its surprising history and heritage, and its charming past and present inhabitants. Rory will also unveil other vistas in the region, discovering plenty of unfamiliar facts about Britain and revealing the places that are close to his own heart.
 
Mixing Rory’s passion for Britain, captivating landscapes and the stories from the people who rightfully declare this as their view, the 20 x 60’ series will revel in the beauty of the British Isles and leave viewers with a new perspective on the nation’s favourite beauty spots. 
 
.