There can’t be many paths in this country that have not been trodden already by Tony Robinson, but here he’s on a 200-mile trip to discover what makes the Thames one of the greatest rivers in the world.
There were no previews available but, if you’ve seen any of his shows before, you’ll know what to expect: a pleasant meander through the countryside with the occasional stop-off for a cheery chat, some intriguing historical facts and perhaps the odd presenter-has-a-go-at-some-craft-or-other moments. He starts at the river’s source in a Gloucestershire field and finishes this leg in Oxford… with some obligatory punting, of course.
The actor and presenter embarks on a 200-mile journey from source to sea to discover what makes the Thames one of the greatest rivers in the world. He begins by tracking down the source of the waterway, as it emerges from the ground as a pure spring in a Gloucestershire field.