Walking Through History (2013)

Tony Robinson walking in the countryside

Tony Robinson © Channel 4 and Richard Cannon


Production Companies: Wildfire Television

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Chiddingstone, Kent’s public footpaths

Walking Through History is a new Channel 4 series presented by Tony Robinson who embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain’s most historic and picturesque landscapes.

In the third episode, entitled “The Tudor Way”, actor and presenter Tony Robinson (Blackadder, Time Team) takes us on a 45 mile hike through the beautiful countryside of the Weald in Kent and across to East Sussex using some of Kent’s 4,400 miles of public footpaths.

Along the way, Tony stops at Penshurst Place on a quest to find out more about the Tudors. There he seeks help from best selling author Philippa Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl). He continues to walk along what used to be secret footpaths to Hever Castle to explore the connections between Henry VIII and the Boleyn sisters.

Penshurst Place is in West Kent and a beautifully preserved Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house with a unique Baron’s Hall and several staterooms. It is set in parkland and has Elizabethan formal gardens. Penshurst Place is a favourite with TV and film productions, having been previously seen on screen in  The Hollow Crown –  Henry V (2012) Merlin (2008) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2007).

Hever Castle is a thirteenth century castle which was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and boasts formal Italian Gardens and an ornamental lake. Hever Castle has been used on film by various productions including Inkheart (2008) and Anne of a Thousand Days (1969).

Don’t miss Walking through HistoryThe Tudor Way” which will be shown on Saturday 13th of April 2013 at 20:30 on Channel 4.


For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4614532/  

For more information on Penshurst Place: http://www.penshurstplace.com/

For more information on Hever Castle: http://www.hevercastle.co.uk/

For more information on Kent’s Public Rights of Way: http://www.kent.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/public-rights-of-way

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/