More4 has given the greenlight to History of Britain in 100 Homes, an eight episode Phil Spencer fronted factual series in which he tours the UK’s most historical households. The series is set to premiere on the channel on Wednesday January 30th at 9pm.
Phil Spencer’s History Of Britain In 100 Homes follows Phil as he attempts unearth our nation’s architectural ancestry through 100 properties across the country. Each home will tell a story, from our agricultural past to the innovation in industry that shaped the Britain we know today.
In each episode, Phil will look back at how we used to live and why, as he meets the current occupants of these interesting homes and reveal the broader historical impact of who lived there, why it was built and how it was constructed. On his journey, Phil will visit an array of properties spanning castles, cottages, stately homes and social housing that still stand as living history and are still much-loved homes today.
“It’s a real privilege to be travelling the UK for More4. I can’t wait to tell the story of Britain’s social history, architecture, agriculture and industry through the houses we’ve built and lived in”, Phil Spencer said in a statement. “It’s going to be a sumptuous and revealing journey of the most interesting homes packed with layers of intrigue and focussing on how our homes have adapted to social change over the centuries.”
Phil Spencer’s History Of Britain In 100 Homes is being produced for More4 by Raise The Roof Productions, with Andrew Jackson and Jo Scott serving as the executive producers. It was commissioned by Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor for Features Clemency Green.