Thursday 06 June 2013
Britain’s Secret Homes, a new five-part series on ITV will be aired on Friday, 07 June.
The series, a collaboration between ITV, Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, English Heritage, Historic Scotland and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency will be revealing the remarkable stories behind some of the UK’s secret, surprising and intriguing homes.
The series will be counting down the top 50 secret homes in Britain, examining little known places with extraordinary stories behind them, which tell us who we are and how we once lived.
Presented by two award-winning broadcasters, Michael Buerk and Bettany Hughes, the series also includes contributions from an eclectic range of well-known people and experts, including Sir David Jason, Gethin Jones and Ricky Tomlinson.
From cottages to council houses, bungalows to palaces, country manor houses to unassuming terraced two-up two-downs some of the most significant homes in our country remain relatively unknown to the public. However, guided by their owners, experts and eye-witnesses, their bricks and mortar offer up accounts of political intrigue, conspiracy, invention, romance and heroism.
The Top 50 list consists of homes put forward by English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Experts from each organisation debated the order of the list, considering factors such as each home’s national importance, cultural significance, historical value and beauty.
Britain’s Secret Homes is new and exclusive to ITV, produced by Potato for ITV Studios.