TOWN with Nicholas Crane

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TOWN with Nicholas Crane
Genre Documentary
Created by Tern Television
Presented by Nicholas Crane
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Sam Anthony
Producer(s) Ishbel Hall
Running time 60 minutes
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 28 July 2011 (2011-07-28) – 11 June 2013 (2013-06-11)
Related shows Coast
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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.