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The National Trust has opened its doors to Channel 5 for a new series starting on Tuesday 7 February at 9pm, which will celebrate the stunning estates, historic houses and miles of breathtaking countryside and coastline in the conservation charity’s care.

Across six, 60 minute episodes, host Alan Titchmarsh will find out about the Trust’s conservation work and discover the stories hidden behind its buildings and gardens in the new series, Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh.

Alan will be joined by a team of National Trust specialists who will showcase new discoveries, inspiring conservation work and fascinating archives.

During each episode Alan will be anchored at a new location where he will take an in-depth look at the history of the property and key conservation projects. Alongside this, a host of other experts and enthusiasts, including Anneka Rice, Jon Culshaw and Joan Bakewell, will take viewers on a tour around the country with one-off films shot at an array of Trust properties.

The six anchor locations are:

Episode 1: Knole, Kent
Episode 2: Hill Top, Cumbria
Episode 3: Attingham Park, Shropshire
Episode 4: Quarry Bank, Cheshire
Episode 5: Lyme, Cheshire
Episode 6: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

The series will uncover hidden rooms, archaeological discoveries, surprising wildlife and, through the use of filming techniques such as drone cameras, viewers will gain a rare perspective of these fascinating buildings.

Through the people that the presenters meet and the places that they visit, each episode will provide a rich and diverse tapestry of entertaining, warm and informative journeys and stories.

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