Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages to start on 11th November on More4
Cream teas, bunting, thatched cottages swathed in roses and quaint church spires; for generations this rural idyll has conjured the very best of Britain. In this three part series, Penelope Keith takes to the road to explore British villages.
A villager herself for the past 36 years, Penelope’s travelling companion is a series of guide books illustrated with evocative paintings that offer a window on our rural way of life. Published 80 years ago, they are the perfect yardstick for her to examine what makes our villages so unique and why we love them so much.
In this three part series, Penelope travels across three very different landscapes, from the epic plains of East Anglia through the rugged hills and valleys of the North and on to the bucolic splendour of the South West. Penelope will discover traditions that are under threat, visit communities undergoing huge change and explore what the future holds for our villages.