Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages Series 2 airing Tuesdays 9.00pm on More 4
Penelope Keith is taking to the road once again, exploring the world of our smallest communities. Thatched cottages, the local shop, quaint church spires and games on the green – just some of the images to be found amongst the 10,000 villages across the country. In this four-part second series of Hidden Villages, Penelope reveals more of the heritage and quirky traditions on which our villages are founded, while finding out what it means to be a village today.
A proud villager for nearly 40 years, Penelope is once again accompanied by the Batsford Guides - a series of beautifully illustrated books published from the 1930s onwards. They offer a window on our rural way of life, and help reveal what makes our villages unique.
Over four programmes, Penelope heads to four very different regions: The popular peninsula of Devon and Cornwall and the lush beauty of Sussex and Kent in the south. Further north, the stunning Cumbrian landscape and the royal retreat of Deeside in Scotland.