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This two-DVD set comprises 120 minutes looking at nineteen English Heritage properties. The film on the first DVD dates from 1994 and is narrated by Ronald Pickup; the second dates to 1999 and is narrated by Nigel Farrell. Unfortunately, they appear in 4:3 format.

A quick mathematical exercise will tell you that each property has on average just less than ten minutes devoted to it. In amongst the sweeping camera and tracking shots we see some details of roofs, paintings, and gardens. Each `episode' focuses on the strengths of each property. The pace is slow and relaxing, compared to the more active celebrity presentations of the History Channel/English Heritage disc `National Treasures'.

Some of the properties I know well; some I had not even heard about (e.g. Belsay) but I now feel inspired to see. The nineteen properties comprise three each from Kent and Suffolk; two each from the Isle of Wight and Yorkshire; and one each from Cornwall, Derbyshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, Warwickshire, and Wiltshire. They range in date from Neolithic Stonehenge to the World War Two tunnels underneath Dover Castle.
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on 9 February 2015
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