The Wonder of Britain is returning to ITV this August. Julia chats to English Heritage about the 12,000 mile odyssey that explores her favourite destinations throughout the amazing country we call Great Britain.
It includes the shores of our coastlines from Scotland down to Cornwall, and explores our regal history in many unique locations combining the British countryside at it’s best! In combination the episodes create a picture of a dynamic country as a whole, which is brought into your living room with the skilful use of state of the art filming techniques.
Episode 3 – Our Coastal Story Thursday 6th August 2015 (9.00 to 10pm) Being an island, our coasts are highly important in the make up of the countries that are Great Britain. This episode explores the shores of two distinctive isles of Scotland, the Isle of Barra and Isle of Lewis. A voyage down South to the Cornish town of Fowey provides some picturesque and historical scenery. Then finally, there are some astounding wartime caves to rediscover at the English Heritage site, Dover Castle. Episode 4 – Our Royal Story Thursday 13th August 2015 – 9pm (9.00 to 10pm) Great Britain has a unique regal history and there are many locations that tell numerous stories of our past. In Cornwall, the English Heritage site at Tintagel is the first location to start this journey. Along the coast on the Isle of Wight, Osborne House is visited as it plays an important role Queen Victoria’s life. A final trip to town ends behind the scenes at the Household Cavalry. Episode 5 – Our Countryside Story Thursday 20th August 2015 (9.00 to 10pm) The final episode packs a lot in, a perfect representation of Great Britain itself! The Isle of Skye is a great starting point when looking at the dramatic volcanic history. Moving to Cheddar Gorge where the ice glaciers have carved their way through the landscape. Castle Farm lavender fields in Kent show the beauty in modern farming, and how modern farming has changed the land. The final Wonder for this journey ends in the Derbyshire Peak District with a very special person.