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Nicholas Crane's Britannia: The Great Elizabethan Journey
Part 1 - A Journey Through England and Wales
Tuesday 6th January 2009 9pm-10pm BBC2 - Episode 1 of 3
When William Camden's Britannia was printed in 1586, it staggered its Elizabethan readers. Nothing like it had been seen before. For the first time, the entire British Isles had been described in astonishing detail: its mountains and rivers, its history and customs, the climate and the people of each and every county. Britannia was an encyclopaedic tour of the whole country in a single book. In this three-part series, Nicholas Crane rediscovers this 'lost' masterpiece, as on an epic 5000-mile hike he battles the elements in search of Elizabethan Britain. He looks at England and Wales first.
Filmed in the style of Great British Journeys series, i.e. opening sequence is filmed in 2.35 aspect ratio with black bars top and bottom but they slowly disappear to give a standard 1.77 aspect ratio after the introduction.
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