Next Episode of Britain's First Photo Album is
not planed. TV Show was canceled.
Broadcaster John Sergeant follows in the footsteps of Victorian pioneer photographer Francis Frith who, in the 1860s embarked upon a monumental mission to attempt to document every city, town and village in Britain. John travels the country to discover more about this extraordinary man and his team and the unique record they left behind. John finds out what has changed, what has stayed the same and what has gone forever, and along the way he takes his own photographs inspired by the image taken by a Frith cameraman.
This time, John travels to the north west and to Liverpool, where he meets up with a photographic society that can trace its roots back to Frith himself. He visits Bolton and one of the world's first ever shopping malls, he drops in at Blackpool to find out more about the birth of this enduring seaside resort and to complete his travels John also takes a photograph to capture the modern setting of the Frith picture.
John Sergeant continues his journey around Britain, tracing the footsteps of pioneer photographer Francis Frith and his team who, from the 1860s onwards, took thousands of photographs documenting the rapidly changing cityscapes and landscapes of 19th-century Britain.
Using the beautiful and unique old photographs as his guide, John visits the western Highlands to find out more about a steam ship that has been transporting tourists for over 100 years, and tries his hand at traditional Scottish baking. As well as taking his own photographs of these evocative settings, John also heads off to Stirling Castle, which has recently undergone an incredible restoration.
This time, John's journey continues along the north east coast, where he searches for a missing rock formation in Hartlepool, visits the Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the Sea and meets a family in Whitby whose ancestors were captured on camera over 120 years ago. To complete his travels John also takes four photographs to capture the modern setting of the Frith pictures.
This time John travels to Derbyshire and to Frith's home town of Chesterfield, where he ascends the famous twisted spire, visits a medieval country house outside Bakewell that became a time capsule for nearly 200 years, and finally heads off to Nottingham to have a flutter at the races.
John Sergeant(John Sergeant)
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