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Rory Bremner's Great British Views

  • Episode: 

    6 of 20

  • Transmission: 

    Mon 22 Apr 2013
  • Time: 

    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 17 2013 : Sat 20 Apr - Fri 26 Apr
  • 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 22nd April 2013 - The Peak District
 
Today Rory’s mission to track town the best of British views finds him in the Peak District National Park.  He goes on a Sidecar Safari along the beautiful country roads.  He visits an underground cavern sparkling with Blue John. Tries his hand at spinning at the Arkwright Mill and learns all about the brave sacrifice of the villagers of Eyam. 
 
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 – Blackpool
 
Today Rory Bremner’s mission to find the best of British views takes him to the Vegas of the North – Blackpool.  He goes to the top of the Tower for a panoramic view of this seaside resort.  In the Tower Ballroom he gets a surprise visit from an old dancing partner.  And he braves the Big One, but will the view be worth it?
 
Wednesday 24th April 2013 – Cornwall
 
Today Rory’s mission to find the best of British views finds him on the Cornish Coast.  He splices the mainbrace on an early morning Sea Safari.  He drops in on his old friend Rick Stein for a seafood feast.  He messes around with boats at the National Maritime Museum and visits the beautiful and atmospheric tidal island of St Michael’s Mount
 
Thursday 25th April 2013 - Bath
 
Today Rory’s search for the best of British views takes him to the beautiful historic city of Bath.  He takes a trip back in time taking the waters at the Roman Spa.  He gets his hands on some tasty Bath buns before setting out to trip the light fantastic with the Jane Austen Dancers.  It’s Strictly a performance for those not of a nervous disposition….
 
Friday 26th April 2013 – North Wales
 
Today Rory’s quest to find the best of British views finds him on the beautiful coast of North Wales.  After taking the tram to the top of Great Orme in Llandudno he is (literally) blown away by the view!  He finds himself behind bars at Beaumaris Courthouse but escapes in time for a tour of the splendours of Penrhyn Castle. Finally he auditions for a Welsh male voice choir and makes quite an impression…
 
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. 
 
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