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A journey through time and place.
on 2 August 2008
Once again David Dimbleby takes to the road to drive his Land Rover through Britain and reveal some of the best places of interest it has to offer. Moving on from his previous series, A Picture of Britain, this time he invites us to explore the built environment.
In six glorious episodes we are conducted through the purposeful castle and cathedral building era of the post Norman Conquest, visiting the homes and public buildings of rich and poor alike throughout successive ages. We examine British architecture and its relationship to the people who lived at the time the buildings were constructed. This is not merely an opportunity to admire great buildings but to visit asylums, music halls and even sewers!
This series is a very high quality production which I found thoroughly compelling to watch. The photography is absolutely first class and David Dimbleby's commentary is conducted with humour and charm. This is the kind of production which leads me to believe television still has something to offer.