3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2014
This is a lovely DVD set; the stories of the various manor houses are so interesting. I learned so much that I had not known before, and was especially intrigued by the story of Althorpe. Thoroughly recommended.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 November 2013
PBS are probably the only people making high quality documentaries (Donald Trump and Russell Brand seem to be interviewed a lot for some reason for a lot of other documentaries, for whatever reason) and this one is no exception. Narrated by Samuel West ("The Nazis: A Warning from History", "Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution") and features interviews with various current owners of the estates, historians, with the highlight being the episode about Highclere, the filming location for Downton Abbey. Princess Diana's brother also appears in an episode which looks at Althorp.