TOWN with Nicholas Crane

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TOWN with Nicholas Crane
Created byTern Television
Presented byNicholas Crane
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes8
Executive producer(s)Sam Anthony
Producer(s)Ishbel Hall
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release28 July 2011 (2011-07-28) –
11 June 2013 (2013-06-11)
Related showsCoast
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TOWN with Nicholas Crane is a BBC documentary series produced by Tern TV and first broadcast on BBC Two from 28 July 2011 to 11 June 2013.[1] It covers various subjects about the history and development of towns in the United Kingdom. The series is presented by geographer Nicholas Crane.[1]

Each four-part series covers one town per hour-long episode, and documents the benefits of life in a town as compared with a larger city.


Series 1[edit]

Episode Title Original airdate Summary
1 "Ludlow" 28 July 2011 The Shropshire town of Ludlow and the many treasures there.
2 "Scarborough" 4 August 2011 The Yorkshire town of Scarborough. He investigates the highs and lows of the holiday town.
3 "Perth" 11 August 2011 The Scottish town of Perth. He explains how the town wants to become a city, and visits its celebration of 800 years as a royal burgh.
4 "Totnes" 18 August 2011 The town of Totnes in Devon, a transition town.

Series 2[edit]

Episode Title Original airdate Summary
1 "Oban" 21 May 2013 Oban, "a bustling ferry port clinging to the western side of Scotland that most people pass by with barely a sideways glance".
2 "Saffron Walden" 28 May 2013 Saffron Walden, Essex.
3 "Huddersfield" 4 June 2013 The West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield.
4 "Enniskillen" 11 June 2013 The lakeside Northern Ireland town of Enniskillen.


  1. ^ a b "TOWN with Nicholas Crane - Episode guide". BBC Online. Retrieved 29 May 2013.