Wainwright on BBC

Posted on 27/02/2007

The BBC is currently showing several programmes about Wainwright, the author of the Lake District pictorial guides. The programmes were first shown on BBC4, then in April most are being shown on BBC2.

The first was an hour long programme "Wainwright - The Man Who Loved the Lakes". It is 100 years since he was born and this is a programme about his work, with interviews, clips from his past tv and radio programmes and plenty of scenery.

The other four programmes are a series called "Wainwright's Walks". In each episode Julia Bradbury (from Watchdog) climbs a fell, following a route from one of his books. The first programme features Haystacks, with some fantastic scenery including some aerially-shot film. Julia sits half way up Haystacks, trying to work out whether she can see Grasmoor or not, because the book only shows the view from the top. She really needs ViewRanger!

The other 3 shows feature Blencathra, Castle Crag and Scafell Pike, all are well worth watching (in my opinion).

Other Wainwright links:

From BBC web site:

"BBC Two begins a repeat of this series on Friday 6 April at 7pm. The first three programmes will be shown in this weekly slot and then there will be a two-week break for sport, after which the final programme will air. Wainwright: The Man Who Loved The Lakes will be shown on BBC Four on Monday 2 April at 9pm."

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