Secret Britain

Secret Britain is a BBC documentary series which has aired on BBC One since 15 August 2010. The series explores some of the United Kingdom's hidden corners such as deserted beaches and tumbling waterfalls, showcasing the very best of what the British countryside has to offer.

Secret Britain
GenreNature documentary
Presented byEllie Harrison (2015—)
Denise Lewis (2016—)
Chris Hollins (2016—)
Adam Henson (2015)
Matt Baker (2010)
Julia Bradbury (2010)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
No. of episodes11
Running time60 minutes
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original release15 August 2010 (2010-08-15) 
Related showsCountryfile

The show focuses on a variety of areas of the British countryside, with a few minutes dedicated to each particular area of interest.

As of the third series, the programme is presented by Ellie Harrison, Chris Hollins and Denise Lewis.



SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodesPresenters
115 August 20105 September 20104Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker
28 April 201522 April 20153Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson
330 March 201620 April 20164Ellie Harrison, Chris Hollins and Denise Lewis

Series 1

Episode numberNameAir dateDescription
1The Crowded South15 August 2010The first episode starts off in Cornwall and ends in Dover.

Some of the locations seen in this episode are:

2The Hidden Heart22 August 2010The second episode starts in the flatlands of East Anglia and ends at the wild, rugged Welsh coast.

Some of the locations seen in this episode are:

3True North29 August 2010The third episode begins in Derbyshire and travels north to the coast of County Durham.

Some of the locations seen in this episode are:

4Borderlands and Beyond5 September 2010The fourth episode starts at the borders and travels to the North West point of Britain.

Some of the locations seen in this episode include:

Series 2

Episode numberNameAir dateDescription
1Water World of Wales8 April 2015
2Mysterious Moors of YorkshireApril 2015
3Hidden Highlands of ScotlandApril 2015

Series 3

Episode numberNameAir dateDescription
1The Lakes30 March 2016Filmed in the Lake District
2Kent[1]6 April 2016
3Devon20 April 2016
4Northern Ireland28 April 2016


  1. "Secret Britain: Kent". BBC One. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
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