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Britain's Best Drives - The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean


Actor Richard Wilson takes a journey into the past, following routes raved about in motoring guides of 50 years ago. Using an Austin Cambridge to explore an area that claims to be the birthplace of British tourism, Richard learns about life before the Severn Bridge, finds out why thousands of tourists flocked to the Wye Valley in search of the 'picturesque' and discovers how ancient customs are still practised in the medieval forest of Dean, with his trip culminating at a renowned viewpoint.

Broadcasts

  • 2009-06-03 19:30:00 - 2009-06-03 20:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland,
  • 2009-06-05 22:00:00 - 2009-06-05 22:30:00 on BBC Two England,
  • 2009-06-09 19:00:00 - 2009-06-09 19:30:00 on BBC Two Wales,
  • 2009-06-12 22:00:00 - 2009-06-12 22:30:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland,

Credits

  • Presenter Richard Wilson
  • Producer Jonney Steven
  • Presenter Richard Wilson
  • Producer Jonney Steven