Wycoller will appearing on TV over the next two Saturdays (19 and 26 March) during More4’s walking weekends. Ten specially commissioned short films will be shown between the programmes showcasing some of the UK’s most beautiful locations to go for a walk.
Viewers are invited to get lost in a landscape for one minute while a famous voice accompanies them with a reading of prose or poetry.
The warm and familiar tones of actors Michael Sheen, Phyllis Logan, Amanda Burton, Sean Bean, David Harewood and Nicola Walker are heard over gorgeous scenery offering a much needed moment to pause and take in what the natural world on our doorstep has to offer, from The Highlands of Scotland to a Pine Forest in Kent – and Wycoller.
The films will be broadcast as bookends to Walking Through History, Walking The Himalayas, Coastal Walks With My Dog and feature film Downhill across the channel’s weekend of walking programming.
For the technical amongst you these short films between programmes are known as ‘interstitials’ – you learn something every day!
The 10 films feature the following locations and texts:
The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye – In Praise of Walking by Thomas A. Clark – Read by Phyllis Logan
Camusdarach Beach, The Highlands – Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron – Read by Phyllis Logan
Slieve Donard via Glen River, County Down – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis – Read by Amanda Burton
Causeway Coast Way, County Antrim – The Irish Sketchbook by William Makepeace Thackeray – Read by Amanda Burton
Dovedale, Derbyshire – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Read by Sean Bean
Buttermere, Cumbria – The Words of Alfred Wainwright – Read by Nicola Walker
Rhaeadr-fawr (Aber Falls), Gwynedd – Leisure by W.H. Davies Read by Michael Sheen
Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey – The Moment by Kathleen Raine – Read by Michael Sheen
Wycoller Country Park, Lancashire – Stanzas by Emily Bronte – Read by Sean Bean
Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent – Leaf and Tendril by John Burroughs – Read by David Harewood