The South West (1984)

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  • Featuring

    Diana Rigg

  • Countries

    United Kingdom Scotland

  • Year


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  • Category

    Non Fiction


Begins by looking at a wildlife sanctuary for migratory birds and then moves swiftly to the house and gardens of Threave, which runs a gardening school where it hopes to train the Trust's head gardeners of tomorrow. After a brief look at the 'Grey Mares Tail' (a waterfall), viewers see some house interiors designed by Robert Adam and then look at Colane Castle where President Eisenhower occasionally stayed at weekends. There is a look at the traditional art of thatching and we are shown the Ale House, used by poet Robert Burns, being thatched in heather. This is followed by a brief history of Burns with scenes from a typical 'Burns Night' which is held every January.

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