Secrets Of The National Trust
The National Trust is opening its doors to Channel 5 for the first time. Secrets of the National Trust explores stunning estates, historic houses and miles of breath-taking landscapes and coastlines. The six-part series highlights the conservation work of the National Trust and showcase their spectacular buildings and gardens from across the UK. Viewers will gain a rare perspective of some of Britain’s most valuable heritage sites and discover hidden treasures that are often unseen by the public.
Part 1: Knole
Alan Titchmarsh goes behind the scenes at Knole in Kent, Anneka Rice visits Croome Court and Miriam O’Reilly walks in the footsteps of giants on the Jurassic Coast.
Part 2: Hill Top
Alan Titchmarsh reveals some surprising facts about Beatrix Potter. Plus a rare plant nursery, a time capsule and the UK’s largest seal colony.
Part 3: Attingham Park
During this episode, Alan visits Attingham Park to tell the incredible story of the 2nd Lord Berwick, the extravagant 19th-century owner who squandered the family fortune. Anneka Rice goes fly-fishing on the River Test and Lisa Holloway is in Norfolk at one of the world’s leading textile conservation studios as they set about restoring a 430 year old tapestry.
Part 4: Quarry Bank
At Quarry Bank, Alan learns about the people behind Britain’s Industrial Revolution, uncovering the true stories of the child workers. Oz Clarke climbs the battlements of Dunster Castle and historian Dan Jones joins an archaeological dig on the South Coast.
Part 5: Lyme Park
Alan rolls up his sleeves to help the specialists working hard to maintain Lyme in Cheshire, from winding the 50 clocks throughout the house to vacuuming a 17th century tapestry. Dan Jones goes panning for gold in Wales and Jon Culshaw visits one of the most famous trees in the world at Woolsthorpe Manor.
Part 6: Fountains Abbey
Exploring Fountains Abbey, Alan learns about the monks who lived and worked there over 800 years ago and meets the researchers who have recently discovered the burial site of more than 2000 monks that had been hidden for centuries. Anneka Rice learns the historic technique of spade making at the last working water-driven spade mill in Britain and Miriam O’Reilly spends a night out on the South Downs with the our bat experts.