Wednesday, 17 August 2011

National Treasures Live comes to Beaulieu

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has been chosen as one of the locations for a new, peak time series showing on BBC1 and fronted by historian Dan Snow and BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams. In a lively mix of film reports, Dan and Sian, together with a team of celebrity reporters and historians, will reveal some of the country’s most mysterious, surprising and compelling stories.

The programme, to be broadcast live from Beaulieu at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 31st August, will tell the story of early motoring and feature a number of vehicles from the museum’s collection including a replica of the first practical motor car, the 1886 Benz, and the Grenville Steam Carriage, the earliest passenger carrying road vehicle still running.

Martin Davidson, Commissioning Editor, History and Business, says: “National Treasures Live is a fresh and exciting approach to telling the story of Britain’s shared past, bringing popular history to the heart of BBC1.  I’m thrilled that Dan and Sian, together with our other experts and enthusiasts, will help bring history to life for our audiences, showcasing all the exciting events, people and stories from across the UK.”

Beaulieu’s Commercial Director, Stephen Munn added: “2011 marks the 125th anniversary of the invention of the motor car and we are delighted that National Treasures has chosen to come to Beaulieu to celebrate this motoring milestone.”

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