Armchair Britain

October 2018


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This episode's destination is England's south coast and Old Ocean's Bauble - better known as Brighton. Miriam Margolyes guides us through the stylish city by way of George IV's pleasure palace, the pier and the promenade, and a nod to the nudist beach. Abba put in an appearance, as domusic hall charladies Gert and Daisy, v...


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Miriam Margolyes narrates a tour of the United Kingdom. This episode visits Newcastle and the north east of England. Miriam guides viewers along the Tyne, taking in the beautiful bridges, the bustling quayside and the Hoppings fair. The programme meets the locals to learn some Geordie, sees Dr Martin Luther King accept his...


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This episode's destination is south Wales and the Valleys. Miriam Margolyes is our guide as we explore this enchanting corner of Britain, where we bask on the beach at Barry, remember long-lost Tiger Bay and go for a spin in a Welsh sports car. Along the way we head down the mines, hear some heavenly male voice choirs and ...


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Today's Armchair destination is the delightful Yorkshire Dales. Miriam Margolyes is our tour guide as we explore this beautiful region, where we drop in on a sheep fair, go on a grouse shoot and take part in the ancient and eccentric sport of knur and spell. We meet legendary hill farmer Hannah Hauxwell, take a ride on one...


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Miriam Margolyes narrates a visit to Bristol. Miriam leads the trip down to the docks, over the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge and through vibrant St Paul's, ending up at one of the world's oldest zoos. The programme takes off at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, witnesses the world's first bungee jump, shows how to talk ...


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Today's destination is Britain's favourite seaside resort - Blackpool. Miriam Margolyes leads a trip around beautiful beaches, fun-packed piers and to the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower. We meet fearsome landladies and indomitable pensioners, take a twirl around the floor of the historic Tower Ballroom, learn how Blackp...


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Today's destination takes a ferry across the Mersey to the city of Liverpool. Miriam Margolyes narrates a whistle-stop trip around the city that is the birthplace of The Beatles, the Merseyside Derby and the crossword puzzle. The programme meets football fans on the Kop, learns the legend of the Liver birds, has a lesson i...


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Today's destination is the Highlands, home to the fling, the tossed caber and the ferocious midge. Miriam Margolyes is the guide around Britain's highest mountain, Britain's smallest school and a feathered security system in a wonderful whistle-stop tour. Less


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Today's destination is the East End of London. Miriam Margolyes leads a trip around famous markets, historic pubs and some of the most notorious streets in London. The whistle-stop tour reveals the best way to eat jellied eels, brushes up on rhyming slang and meets a host of colourful cockneys from Fred the rag-and-bone ma...


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Today's destination is Cornwall. Miriam Margolyes is the guide around stunning surfing beaches, the ancient and mysterious Bodmin Moor, and the modern wonder of the Eden Project. The programme meets the beatniks in Newquay, Babs and Evelyn - the Ladies of Looe Island, joins the May Day dancing in Padstow, visits the artist...
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