The Thames With Tony Robinson

Series 3

Series 3, Episode 8 - London City Airport

4.0 30 x
Tony discovers that, despite being part of his life for as long as he can remember, the river still has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. London City Airport, right in the middle of the capital, is built on an island in the Thames itself, creating some unique challenges for the people who work there.

Series 3, Episode 7 - Hampton Court Palace

3.0 10 x
Tony explores the river’s royal connections. He starts his journey in Richmond upon Thames, at Hampton Court Palace. This 1,000-room residence was King Henry VIII’s favourite. Tony begins his tour by the Thames right where the loos would have been!

Series 3, Episode 6 - Thames Water

4.0 42 x
Tony explores the role the Thames plays now and has played in the past in providing us with clean water, taking away our sewage and irrigating natural habitats along its banks. Tony starts his journey in Beckton, where he discovers how a new super-sewer is being built to help stop overflow from London’s existing system end...

Series 3, Episode 5

4.0 48 x
The Thames has a long history of inspiring people. In this episode, Tony travels as far as the Estuary in the East and Waterhay in the West, to reveal some remarkable and ambitious examples of this. He starts his journey heading up the Estuary to Southend Pier – as a young man he’d drive here with friends.