Disappearing Britain to air 8th October at 9pm on More 4
Disappearing Britain is the ultimate celebration of Britain’s heritage obsession. Last year, we flocked in record numbers to the great outdoors, exploring castles, palaces and gardens, parks and country fairs. But we don’t just visit, we volunteer and join in.
In this 12 x 60' series, Maureen Lipman and Larry Lamb get to the heart of what makes British heritage so great, as they meet the people keeping our traditions alive and explore what possible threats there are to it. Throughout the series, they’ll be joined by Michael Buerk who returns to the patch he worked as a young reporter 40 years ago. They'll also be a host of familiar faces - including Emilia Fox, Peter Davison, Wendy Craig, Mica Paris, Don Warrington, Janet Ellis, Arthur Smith, Shobna Gulati and Bill Paterson - who will indulge their own personal heritage passions and help build a picture of the ultimate ‘Britishness’.
At a time when heritage funding is being scaled back, and yet visitor numbers at these attractions are on the rise, Disappearing Britain is a timely series that recognises how strongly we feel about promoting the past and preserving the future.