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Secrets of Historic Britain

'Secrets of the National Trust' is back and Alan Titchmarsh is once again uncovering the secrets and incredible stories hidden within some of Britain's most remarkable historical buildings. Whether it's speeding down the Anglesey Strait or exploring hidden tunnels, you can be sure that Alan will be giving us a truly unique insight into these grand properties.
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  1. S3 E1 - Petworth
    July 22, 2019
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    Petworth House in West Sussex is famously known as 'the house of art' and sat in its beautifully, Capability Brown, designed grounds it is no surprise why this elegant mansion has been the inspiration for so many famous pieces of work.
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  2. S3 E2 - Chartwell
    July 29, 2019
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    Chartwell overlooking the picturesque Weald of Kent was the family home of one of Britain's most iconic figures, Sir Winston Churchill. He lived in this country house for over forty momentous years of the twentieth century which saw him warn against the appeasement of Hitler, during the 1930's and then step up to lead Britain during the Second World War.
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  3. S3 E3 - Plas Newydd
    August 5, 2019
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    Plas Newydd is an elegant mansion that sits on the banks of the Menai Strait in Anglesey and is a home full of action, adventure, creative impulse, passion and excess. It was residence to the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, Henry William Paget, who made his name fighting alongside the Duke of Wellington in the Battle of Waterloo.
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  4. S3 E4 - Kedleston Hall
    August 12, 2019
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    Kedleston Hall Derby is the country house of the Curzon family who have lived on the site since at least 1297 and continue to occupy a wing of this house. The stunning neo-classical mansion that we see today was the vision of Sir Nathaniel Curzon who spared no expense to transform it into his 'temple of the arts'.
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  5. S3 E5 - Ham House
    August 19, 2019
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    Ham House on the banks of the River Thames, in Richmond, is an opulent 17th century mansion that tells the epic story of intimate royal relationships, civil war, political brinkmanship and the woman who triumphed over it all.
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  6. S3 E6 - Penrhyn Castle
    August 26, 2019
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    Sitting below the beautiful Snowdonia Mountains in North Wales is the striking Penrhyn Castle. It was home to the wealthy Pennant family who made their fortune in the plantations of the West Indies and the local slate quarry of Bethesda.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Producers
Juliet Rice
Starring
Alan Titchmarsh
Studio
Spun Gold TV Limited
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