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List of Britain's Heritage Heroes episodes

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Season 1

  • S1Ep15:   2/24/2012   

    Series in which John Craven and Jules Hudson meet the people saving British crafts and heritage. The duo reach Cornwall where artists, fishermen and miners have all made their mark on history. They meet people getting creative at a studio in St Ives, attempt to get their tongues around the Cornish language and set sail on a historic ship that has been restored to tell tales of its great maritime past.

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  • S1Ep14:   2/23/2012   

    Series in which John Craven and Jules Hudson meet the people saving British crafts and heritage. The south west coast has a strong military history that takes an army of volunteers to keep the memory of it alive. John and Jules join forces with the heroes and heroines of Devon to find the last little ship to leave Dunkirk in 1944 and meet a group of re-enactors at Brixham defending the future of an anti aircraft battery.

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  • S1Ep13:   2/22/2012   

    Series in which John Craven and Jules Hudson meet the people saving British crafts and heritage. Devon is home to five areas of outstanding natural beauty and two national parks. It is a stunning county filled with people keen to keep the heritage of every beach, bay and pasture alive. John and Jules try traditional farming with shire horses, learn about the craft of cob building and see two historic homes providing their communities with a place to enjoy once again.

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  • S1Ep12:   2/21/2012   

    Series in which John Craven and Jules Hudson meet the people saving British crafts and heritage. Castles, white horses and raw hides are all on the agenda as John and Jules experience life in the last oak bark tannery in Britain, meet a woman who has built a traditional sailing boat from scratch, and join a youth club finding new ways to tell stories from the past in Dorchester.

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  • S1Ep11:   2/20/2012   2

    Series in which John Craven and Jules Hudson meet the people saving British crafts and heritage. This trip is a celebration of the rich heritage of the south west. Starting off at Swanage pier in Dorset, John and Jules then weave their way west through Somerset and Devon. They try a tipple of Somerset's unique cider brandy, get wrapped up in the story of twine in West Coker, and join the party at Illminster carnival for a show stopping performance they hope will not be their last.

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  • S1Ep10:   2/17/2012   

    This trip takes John Craven and Jules Hudson on a loop around the ancient Forest of Dean and the dramatic Welsh valleys to discover the rich history being preserved above and below the ground. Even after pit closure in the 80s, the spirit of mining is still strong here, with many communities working hard to keep in touch with their past. The duo meet a free miner attempting to draw in the crowds with an underground experience and they take to the floor at a beautiful memorial hall that's being saved for locals to enjoy.

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  • S1Ep9:   2/16/2012   

    John Craven and Jules Hudson border-hop through the rolling hills of Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, and meet the people saving the area's disappearing heritage. Rare breed pigs are on the menu as Jules meets a family helping their numbers grow. John discovers a beautiful effigy with a story to tell, and they both enjoy the hospitality of Grosmont, where locals are waving the flag for community spirit after losing their local school.

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  • S1Ep8:   2/15/2012   2

    The Great British oak tree is under threat, archaeological sites are being forgotten and county estates are falling into disrepair, but on their journey along the England-Wales border, John Craven and Jules Hudson discover all is not lost; an army of Heritage Heroes are fighting to keep our past alive. Today, the duo meet the people restoring miners' cottages on the Stiperstones and a lady giving Stokesay Court a bright future in Shropshire.

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  • S1Ep7:   2/14/2012   1

    John Craven and Jules Hudson explore the peaks and plains of Powys and Shropshire on their road trip south through the borderlands. Their pitstops include peat bogs at Whixhall Moss and a workhouse in Llanfyllin - both have exciting futures thanks to dedicated volunteers. The pair also taste the fruits of labour of a family committed to making cheshire cheese the traditional way, and a travelling brickmaker gives Jules a lesson in his dying craft.

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  • S1Ep6:   2/13/2012   1

    This week's road trip heads south along the Welsh-English border. En route, John Craven and Jules Hudson enjoy meeting the Heritage Heroes of both proud nations. Across the breathtaking borderlands of Cheshire and Denbighshire, John and Jules meet the Heritage Heroes doing all they can to keep these counties' historic hearts beating. From town criers and gooseberry growers to print works and heather moorlands, the northern border of England and Wales oozes character and a rich heritage.

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  • S1Ep5:   2/10/2012   1

    John Craven and Jules Hudson champion British crafts. In Derbyshire, Jules turns his hand to making artisan bread, while John helps to make a traditional fingerpost sign from scratch. They also enjoy a 'behind the scenes tour' of The Crescent in Buxton, and meet people in the town passionate about reinstating this grand hotel, and thermal baths, to their former glory.

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  • S1Ep4:   2/9/2012   1

    John Craven and Jules Hudson champion British crafts. They visit Sheffield to try their hands at steel working in a Victorian workspace that is fighting for survival. They see one of the most unusual scheduled monuments on the register in Haslingden and meet one of the last pole lathe turners left in the country.

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  • S1Ep3:   2/8/2012   1

    John Craven and Jules Hudson champion British crafts. They witness the work being done on the Lancaster canal by a hardy bunch of volunteers, then move on to Halifax to get creative at a textile mill with a colourful new life. On the road they meet artists, drystone wallers and even traditional ice-cream makers, all working hard to give their heritage a future.

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  • S1Ep2:   2/7/2012   1

    John Craven and Jules Hudson champion British crafts. In the Lake District they discover a community group refusing to let their spirit die after the closure of their local shop and post office, and the massive restoration work taking place on the impressive Lowther estate.

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  • S1Ep1:   2/6/2012   1

    John Craven and Jules Hudson champion British crafts. In the North Pennines they meet skilled engineers passing on their knowledge to the next generation in Haltwhistle, farmers reintroducing hay meadows to the Allendale Valley and volunteers in Nenthead fighting to keep alive the rich memories of the mining industry.

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