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A pleasant little village whose claim to fame is a life-boat station and a Roman fort.
Lowestoft is the easternmost town in Britain.
Blythborough is a tiny village with a big and beautiful church
Another of Norfolk's many beautiful villages with a fascinating church
The Black Dog of Bungay has passed into legend - but is that all it is?
Set on the Norfolk coast, Happisburgh was the scene of a tragic shipwreck.
Work on the church tower of this little town was abandoned in the 1500s.
The centre of east Anglia, Norwich is famous for Dame Julian.
A famous Catholic shrine that is experiencing a revival of pilgrimages.
The magnificent abbey is only one of Wymondham's many attractions.
- Sutton Hoo
Sutton Hoo is the site of a famous royal ship burial.
- Bury St Edmunds
The city grew up on the site of the burial of a martyred English king called Edmund.
Swaffham's church owes much to a peddlar who had a dream.
A lovely chuch built by wool but now gently decaying.
St Guthlac found solitude here and lots of demons - mosquitoes?
A commuter town for Cambridge, it was also the home of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's unwanted wife.
- Saffron Walden
Once the centre of saffron growing, this little village preserves a wonderful turf maze
- Lower Halstow
A nonentity of a village, distinguished only for its Martichora
Once one of the most important of Britain's naval bases, today it lives on past glories
Julius Caesar liked the place so much he landed here from Gaul
- St Augustine
Where St Augustine landed, bringing Roman Christianity to Britain
Britain's capital city, which really deserves a site all to itself. We present a few tastes of the metropolis.
Home of the most famous university in the world, Cambridge was also the seat of the Protestant Reformation in England.
Boston's chief claim to fame is the Pilgrim Fathers, none of whom came from here!
A pleasant meadow beside the River Thames is all there is to see on the spot where King John signed Magna Carta
Hilton has a beautiful church, a nearly dry ford and a turf maze constructed by a secret royalist
- Woodham Mortimer
A church half a mile from its village, a patron who never attended, and some dubious ethics.
- Lunt Fort
A small Roman fort with a unique feature.
Destroyed during World War II, Coventry has been rebuilt, not always as happily as its cathedral.
Whitby is the home of James Cook and the site of an important Synod that determined the future of the English church.
Chesterfield is famous because of some mediaeval builders who skimped on their work by using green wood.
When Coifi hurled his spear he changed Yorkshire forever.
York is rich in old buildings, but we feature a very brave woman.
- Wharram Percy
There are many deserted mediaeval villages in Britain, but few have been excavated like Wharram Percy.
- Flamborough Head
Where a cheeky Yankee privateer in a beat-up ship met the pride of the British navy - and won!
Wheeldale Moor is a splendid piece of wild moorland, across which marches the line of a Roman road.
The Angel of the North towers over the A1 near Gateshead.
Home of the Venerable Bede.
Middlesborough is a fairly depressing industrial town but it has firm roots in the Industrial Revolution
A Saxon church in a charming village setting.
- Neville's Cross
English bows beat Scottish schiltrons.
Northallerton is a place to pass through rapidly, but it was the site of a famous battle.
The plague village of Eyam is famous because of the self-sacrifice of its inhabitants.
Lichfield is a charming cathedral city dating back to the days of St Chad.
- Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa was one of the most fashionable places in Britain once. Today it is genteel and decaying.
Once known as the wickedest town in England, Kidderminster was transformed by one man.
- Great Whitley
A splendid ruin and an odd cherub.
The cathedral city of Worcester, where both King John and Prince Arthur were buried.
- Edvin Ralph
A sleepy little village that was once the scene of a desperate duel to the death.
More famous for the high ridge of Kinver Edge, Kinver is a lovely little village.
Bloody grass and a man with a hammer.
Gloucester is a charming cathedral town with considerable historical interest
- Skew Bridge
Skewed bridges are a feature of Britain's early canals and railways, but none as crooked as this one.
Bromyard is a small market town that boasts a risque clock.
- Tenbury Wells
Tenbury is a charming little town; in its church is the tomb of a man who thought he would be famous.
This beautiful little hamlet is enough to make any man homesick, though whether everyone would go to these lengths.
The fascinating custom of Well-dressing.
The Anderton Lift is a remarkable piece of Industrial Revolution engineering.
A commuter village that preserves a curious ancient custom.
This tiny village is making the most of its slender claim to fame.
A non-descript little village whose only claim to fame lies rusting in the fields.
Leominster is a lovely little town, but here we feature a school for handicapped children.
The county town with many interesting features, one of the least known of which features in our film.
Hymns Ancient and Modern is such a part of Anglican church life that it is a surprise to discover that it started in this little village.
- Acton Burnell
Out in the Shropshire countryside is a ruined castle that was once the hub of England's politics.
- Montford Church
A small country church in whose yard a respected doctor from nearby Shrewsbury chose to be buried.
- Craven Arms
A tiny town that is trying to establish itself as a tourist destination.
When a crow tells you what to preach, the wise vicar will listen.
- Bishop's Castle
The Welsh borders had many castles; this one was owned by a bishop.
A thriving town whose most famous son is a figment of the imagination.
- Offa's Dyke
This earthwork was once the border between England and Wales
Chester is a beautiful walled market town, filled with fake half-timbered buildings.
The home of the man who gave rise to endless pantomime plays.
A charming market town that pioneered the wedding march.
- Rufus Stone
Was it a lucky accident or deliberate murder? Or was there something even more sinister afoot?
- Wilfrid's Gift
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day - at least, that's what Wilfrid thought.
- Maiden Castle
The largest earthworks in Britain were no match for Roman skill.
- West Quantoxhead
When the church lacked an organist, they turned to mechanical music.
Tintagel is one of the key sites for the Arthurian legend hunter.
The start point of the world-famous Settle to Carlisle railway.
A beautiful little village with a lovely church and interesting museum.
The Battle of Otterburn was a resounding defeat for the English.
Thirty-six days of baptising without a break left Paulinus wet and exhausted - but happy
- Kirk Newtown
It took a woman, a most unusual and determined woman, to undo the terrible consequences of the law man passed
Lonely Burgh Marsh was once crowded with 20,000 men and a dying king.
- Hardknott Castle
Hardknott Castle is one of the most dramatic Roman forts in the world.