Bird's Eye View - Man on the Move
As mankind's need for transport has evolved, the land around us has been changed dramatically. Man-made waterways and iron bridges were once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, but now railways cut a web into the landscape and the old dirt roads that once bore horse-drawn carriages have been expanded into motorways that stretch 2,000 miles across the country.
The narrator of this programme is actor Leo McKern, who was best known for playing the dry-witted hero of 'Rumpole of the Bailey', and making three appearances in the role of 'Number Two' in the surreal, paranoid 1960s drama 'The Prisoner'. The chalk horse seen in the opening scenes of this programme can be found at White Horse Hill in Uffington, Oxfordshire.