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Mystical West

David's epic journey round Britain celebrating the landscapes that have inspired the arts takes him from Stonehenge to St Ives via Snowdonia. The setting for Thomas Hardy's tragic love affairs, and the legend of King Arthur at Glastonbury, under cloak of darkness Dimbleby experiences for himself the mystery of crop circles, and the spectacular mountain paintings of Richard Wilson in Snowdonia. He also encounters the booming voices of a Welsh Male Voice Choir perched on a Welsh peak singing Land of Our Fathers, the drunken sprees of Dylan Thomas and at last the homeward journey across Devon and Cornwall to explore the horror of the Hound of the Baskervilles and the melodrama of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. As Dimbleby sails up the Dart he ruminates on the beauties of the landscape he has seen over the series. Joined by his sister, they recall childhood holidays together on the glorious Devon coast.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 3 Sep 2013 16:15
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Dimbleby
DirectorJonty Claypole
Executive ProducerBasil Comely