Christopher Winn’s I Never Knew That

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  • 1. The London Show

    In this special show we discuss London and Christmas: With Christopher Winn, author of I Never Knew That about London, Mark Mason, author of Walk the Lines, Mike Paterson, founder of London Historians and Footprints of London guide Rob Smith

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  • 13. Episode 13: Scotland

    In this episode Christopher explores the beginnings of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, travels south into Lanarkshire to experience the world’s longest echo, then north west across the Clyde to Scotland’s most ancient capital before finishing back in Glasgow to find out where English comics went to die.---------Sound Credits
  • 12. Episode 12 : Southern Scotland Part II

    In this episode Christopher visits more of Southern Scotland taking in a pink palace that was once the only place in the world where you could see a Rembrandt, a Holbein and a da Vinci simultaneously, a loch where history was made, the romantic abbey where the world’s first sweetheart lies, the modest birthplace of Scotland’s national poet and the only place in Britain visited by the King - or was it?---------Sound Credits
  • 11. Episode 11 : Southern Scotland

    In this episode Christopher visits Southern Scotland, travelling first along the River Tweed in the Border country, taking in the baronial home of Scotland’s most famous novelist, two beautiful ruined abbeys with stories to tell and the world’s first vehicular suspension bridge, and then taking a ride to Glasgow on the world’s first pedal bike.---------Sound Credits
  • 10. Episode 10 : London

    In this episode, Christopher explores London taking in the capital’s first - and best - man made viewpoint, the room where a shy 18 year old girl became a Queen, an ancient secret garden, a house shared by two of the world’s greatest musicians, and a green museum at the gates a palace.Places to visit:The Red Saloon, Kensington Palace Garden, Westminster Abbey Street W1 CreditsPond5Sound EffectsPond5 / SoundBibleOther Sound Credits
  • 9. Episode 9 : The East of England

    In this episode Christopher visits the Lincolnshire Wolds of Alfred Lord Tennyson, the most beautiful building in the world in Cambridgeshire, an Englishman’s castle in Norfolk, the England we dream of in Suffolk and a cathedral on the edge of the world in Essex.Places to visit:Lincolnshire Wolds’s College Chapel  https://www.visitcambridge.orgHolkham Hall, Norfolk’s House, Sudbury  http://www.gainsborough.orgBradwell-on-Sea, Essex CreditsMusic by Pond5Sound EffectsPond5SoundBibleOther Sound Credits
  • Special Episode : St George's Day

    In this special episode Christopher tells the story of how St George came to be the patron saint of England, and visits some of the places in England most associated with him.Places to See:Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) Palace of WestminsterSt George’s Chapel, WindsorDragon Hill, Uffington White Horse, near Wantage, Oxfordshire.St Botolph’s, Hardham, West SussexSt George’s, Fordington, Dorchester, DorsetAll Saints, Little Kimble, BuckinghamshireSt Peter’s, Barton, CambridgeshireSt Botolph’s, Banningham, NorfolkSt Catherine’s, Fritton, NorfolkSt Mary’s, Troston, SuffolkSt Lawrence’s, Broughton, BuckinghamshireSt Gregory’s, Norwich---Music and Sound EffectsPurchased under licence from Pond5