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ITV Secret Underground

The Secret Underground Series is back. At the end of last year Gavin Newman filmed the BEC diggers in action in Rose Cottage Cave. 

This is going to be broadcast in a series of 4 weekly programs starting Thursday 23rd February.

Read on for more details 

SECRET UNDERGROUND    

ITV 1 West

We've persuaded presenter Chris Serle to pull on his wellies and delve into more of the regions best kept, darkest and muddiest secrets. In four new films Chris and our skilled underground team explore sites that very few people have ever seen.

We find out about cave digging, visit the spectacular St Cuthbert's Swallet, explore calamine and iron mines, discover what's left of the world's first underground funicular railway, descend into subterranean sabotage shelters and investigate an underwater railway tunnel that most of us take for granted. Secret Underground will reveal just how important these caverns have been to the region's history.

RAILWAYS Thursday 23rd Feb 7:30 pm

The Severn Railway Tunnel

TUNNELS Thursday 2nd March 7:30 pm

The Clifton Rocks Railway Tunnel and the underground shelters of Britain's Secret Army in Somerset

MINES Thursday 9th March 7:30 pm

Calamine Mining at Shipham and Iron Mining at ClearwelI in The Forest of Dean

CAVES Thursday 16th March 7:30 pm

Cave Digging, Dowsing and St Cuthbert's Swallet on the Mendips

 

PRESENTER Chris Serle

CAMERA Gavin Newman, John Podpadec

SOUND Paul Baker, Mary Milton

EDITOR Frank Spencer

GRAPHICS Michael Tristram Design

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER James Garrett

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Ann Pugh

Secret Underground... was inspired by Sally Watson's book 'Secret Underground Bristol'                

A Redweather Production