Britain’s Secret Homes
(ITV, Friday, 9pm)
For the last in the current series, Michael Buerk and Bettany Hughes will be wrapping things up with the aid of some rather famous folks, and the odd person who is almost famous.
We’ll let you decide which one is which as actor David Jason, actress and impressionist Ronni Ancona, Father Brown star Mark Williams and TV presenter Mary-Ann Ochota explore the 10 most remarkable properties in the country.
One of them is Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Remarkably, the gorge contains several caves that were occupied during the last Ice Age, between around 50,000 and 10,000 years ago; they preserve the record of the first modern humans to inhabit this country.
Within the caves, archaeologists have discovered evidence of how the first modern humans lived, tens of thousands of years ago.
Meanwhile, Ronni Ancona is off to Lincoln, and investigates one of the oldest houses in Europe, The Jews House, built over 900 years ago.
Look Out For: Michael’s report from Boscobel House, Shropshire, which played an integral part in British history.