New 2019 series of Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh

We're back on Channel 5 from the 23 July for a fourth series of Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh, exploring the untold histories of our most intriguing historic homes and gardens.

In this three-part series, Alan reveals tales of wealth and controversy, recreates the scene of a famous Turner painting, and sets foot inside the room where Winston Churchill’s speeches echo from the walls.

Along the way, he’ll by joined by some familiar faces, who’ll uncover tales of high society, unrequited love, industrial disputes and trailblazing women. 

Tune in on Tuesdays at 9.15pm

Alan Titchmarsh with a painting at Petworth

Episode 1 - Petworth House, West Sussex 

At Petworth Alan steps inside a Turner painting that was inspired by the mansion’s elegant grounds. He gets the inside track on the 3rd Earl of Egremont, who reportedly had forty-three children and many mistresses, and hears about the secret scientific achievements of the lady of the house. Meanwhile Jennie Bond is at A La Ronde to reveal the decade-long adventure of two trailblazing women; Oz Clarke visits the home of another great British patron at Nuffield; and Peter Purvis navigates the Chichester Canal which benefitted from the Earl’s generosity.

Alan Titchmarsh inside Chartwell, Kent

Episode 2 - Chartwell, Kent 

Chartwell was the home of Winston Churchill for over 40 momentous years. Join Alan as he explores the house where Churchill made some of his most important decisions, and pursued his passions for painting and bricklaying. Alan also meets Winston’s granddaughter who shares her own tales of the man himself. Meanwhile historian Dan Jones ventures into the tunnels under the White Cliffs of Dover that sheltered soldiers during the Second World War and Miriam O’Reilly visits a secret army training ground at the Coleshill Estate.

Visitors outside Plas Newydd

Episode 3 - Plas Newydd, Anglesey 

Alan explores the lives of Plas Newydd’s former residents - from the brave 1st Marquess of Anglesey who fought in the Battle of Waterloo to his wild descendant who nearly bankrupted the family. Later Alan learns of the unrequited love between the great British artist Whistler and the daughter of the 6th Marquess. Jennie Bond is at the Wellington Monument in Somerset, built to mark the battle of Waterloo, while Suzannah Lipscombe travels to Hawkers Hut in Morwenstow to meet another eccentric character and Shappi Khorsandi visits Sissinghurst Castle to tell the story of a love which cannot be.

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