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Rory Bremner's Great British Views

  • Episode: 

    1 of 20

  • Transmission: 

    Mon 15 Apr 2013
  • Time: 

    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 16 2013 : Sat 13 Apr - Fri 19 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New

 

The information contained herein is strictly embargoed until Tuesday 9 April 2013.
 
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. 
 
Episode information: 15-19 April 2013
 
Monday 15 April 2013 – The Lakes 
 
In the first episode of this new series, Rory goes in search of the very best view in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.  Along the way he learns some important survival skills, and tries out the aphrodisiac qualities of Grasmere gingerbread before taking a barefoot stroll with a foxy shepherdess.  Luckily when he reaches the home of Beatrix Potter his impersonation of a sheepdog has them flocking… 
 
Tuesday 16 April 2013 – South Wales 
 
Today Rory Bremner’s mission to find the best of British views sees him in South Wales.  At Cardiff Castle he finds the interior decor jaw dropping. Rory takes a walk through Welsh history at an open-air museum, and on the Gower Peninsula he turns his hand to some new skills, surfing, archery and ice-cream making – inventing his own new flavour - Knickerbocker Rory.
 
Wednesday 17 April 2013 – York 
 
Rory’s mission to find the best of British views takes him to York, where he takes a ride on a bus with two fast talking sisters, it’s a double act on a double decker.  And later, he’s a waiter.  He serves up a storm at a famous tearoom, until he hits trouble with a fondant fancy.  Later he drops in for a pint at a haunted pub but his spirits rise after a visit to York Minster.
 
Thursday 18 April 2013 – Cheddar Gorge 
 
Rory’s mission to find the best of British views takes him to Cheddar Gorge.  On a visit to a local cider maker he gets an eyeful and a skinful!  He finds a lot to shout about in the town of Wells when he becomes a town crier.  He goes on safari at Longleat where he has a lunch date with a gorilla and ends his day getting all cheesy as he tries his hand at making Cheddar. 
 
Friday 19 April 2013 – Oxford 
 
Rory visits Oxford where he gets a very early start - messing about on the river in the company of two Olympic gold medalists.  In the oldest shoe shop in Oxford he puts his best foot forward as he tries his hand at shoemaking.  His jaw drops when he experiences the splendour of Blenheim Palace but when he goes on the trail of Inspector Morse he gets a clue as to what will be his favourite view.
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