Six English Towns The Complete Collection (DVD)

Six English Towns The Complete Collection (DVD)
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All three series of BBCs charming classic programme journeying through the history and architecture of Englands most picturesque towns.

Presented by architectural historian Alec Clifton-Taylor OBE.

One of the BBCs most popular documentary series, which aired between 1977-1984.

Alec Clifton-Taylor takes viewers on a stunning journey across England to examine some of its most characterful towns, taking in grand public buildings, famous landmarks, manor houses and more along the way.

The first series, first broadcast on BBC Two in 1978, sees him visit Chichester (West Sussex), Richmond (Yorkshire), Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire), Stamford (Lincolnshire), Totnes (Devon) and Ludlow (Shropshire).

In the second series, first broadcast on BBC Two in 1981, Clifton-Taylor takes in Warwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Northumberland), Saffron Walden (Essex), Lewes (East Sussex), Bradford-on-Avon (Wiltshire) and Beverley (East Riding).

In the final series, first broadcast in 1984, he visits Cirencester (Gloucestershire), Whitby (North Yorkshire), Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk), Devizes (Devon), Sandwich (Kent) and Durham (North East).

Now forty years on, the series serves as a fascinating historical snapshot of each town.

Special Features

DVD commentary on three selected episodes with producer Denis Moriarty and archivist and Alec Clifton-Taylor enthusiast Paul Croston. 

BBC Two documentary In Search of the Spirit of the Age - First shown in 1976, this 25 minute documentary was Alec Clifton-Taylors first BBC TV appearance. John Julius Norwich discusses with Alec Clifton-Taylor ways in which landscape and architecture has become more accessible to the public, and the best ways we can enjoy them. 

 

Release Date‚ 5th November 2018

Run Time: 540 mins


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