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Richard Wilson with the museum's curator

One foot on the pedal

I don't believe it! Actor Richard Wilson recently paid a visit to the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon for a new BBC series.

Richard Wilson, who is best known for playing grumpy pensioner Victor Meldrew in the sitcom One Foot in the Grave, visited the Warwickshire museum for a forthcoming documentary, Britain's Best Drives.

The series, which will be broadcast on BBC Four in the autumn, will look at how how much driving in Britain has changed over the past fifty-years.

You will see Richard driving a range of classic cars from the 1950's along some of the most beautiful and interesting routes around Britain.

Beautiful routes around Britain

Some of the cars at the Heritage Motor Museum include Aston Martins, Jaguars, and racing cars and prototypes. The museum was the perfect location for Richard to discover more about the social history of motoring - there was also an opportunity to interview museum Curator, Stephen Laing.

Speaking about his trip to the museum, Richard Wilson said: "This is a wonderful museum and I've had a wonderful day here. There are several aspects I've enjoyed from my visit. I was thrilled to see the change in the design concepts over the ages and to be given a fascinating glimpse of social history of the country's motor industry.  I wish I could've spent longer here. I'll be back!"

last updated: 28/04/2008 at 15:35
created: 28/04/2008

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What's your favourite place to drive in Coventry and Warwickshire?

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Jack James
It's on BBC4 at 8.30pm from Thursday 19th February 2009.

Mrs Hella Crosby
Please could you tell me when this series will be broadcast? I read in a magazine it would be screened in February 2009 but cannot find out any further information. Thank youHella

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