Britain's Best Drives

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Britain's Best Drives
Starring Richard Wilson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6 + 1 Special
Producer(s) Neil Edwards
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC Four
Original release 19 February (2009-02-19) – 26 March 2009 (2009-03-26)
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Britain's Best Drives is a six-part 2009 British television series in which Richard Wilson travels across the UK in reviewing the best driving roads from a motoring guide of the 1950s. In each episode he drives a different car of the period. There was also a seventh episode where Wilson learns how to drive a manual transmission car again.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Subject Vehicle Airdate
1 North Yorkshire Moors Wilson drives from Scarborough to Whitby Morris Minor Traveller 19 February 2009
2 North Wales Wilson takes a circular route from Caernarfon that loops through Snowdonia Ford Zodiac 26 February 2009
3 North Cornish Coast Wilson takes a coastal road from St Ives to Land's End Volkswagen Type 2 5 March 2009
4 The Lake District Wilson travels from Keswick to Windermere then up to Penrith Triumph TR3A 12 March 2009
5 The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Wilson heads north from Chepstow to Symonds Yat Austin Cambridge 19 March 2009
6 The Trossachs Wilson travels from Callander to Inversnaid Bentley Mark VI 26 March 2009
7 Richard Wilson Learns To Drive Wilson learns how to drive a stick-shift car again Various 12 March 2009


This series is available on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.

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