Tile Films is proud to announce the World Premiere of its epic four part documentary series ‘Aerial Britain’ which starts this Sunday, April 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel in Northern America.
‘Aerial Britain’ reveals three of the world’s most fascinating and culturally diverse nations like never before. Together, England, Wales and Scotland comprise the island of Britain, but each of these ancient lands has its own unique appeal.
Based on the hit aerial exploration series ‘Aerial America’ from the Smithsonian Channel, Tile Films four-part series ‘Aerial Britain’ takes viewers on a journey to four regions of Britain: Southern England, Northern England, Wales and Scotland, discovering the historical significance of the island from breath-taking heights. Filmed from helicopters and drones equipped with cutting edge 4K/Ultra High Definition cameras, ‘Aerial Britain’ presents views of stunning iconic landmarks, both natural and man-made, as well as fascinating monuments off the beaten path.
The series kicks off with Southern England, which explores a region of Victorian engineering marvels, ancient spiritual sites and one of the world’s greatest cities, London, along with its famed River Thames. From the dramatic headlands that gave birth to King Arthur to the town where Shakespeare strutted his stuff, to the glittering towers of London’s financial district, the premiere episode soars across 2,000 years of history, capturing the distinctive spirit of this gateway to Britain.
Subsequent episodes of ‘Aerial Britain’ are:
Premieres Sunday, May 5 at 8 PM ET/PT
Showcases this birthplace of revolution, once the northern edge of the Roman Empire and today home to the soccer Mecca of Manchester. Northern England gave the world the fantasy hero Robin Hood, the horror fiend Dracula and the real-life musical sensations The Beatles. Inspired by a spirit of creativity, its people embrace their past and look to the future with ambition. This episode explores England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and a lake so beautiful that poet William Wordsworth described it as “a universe of fairest forms.”
Premieres Sunday, May 12 at 8 PM ET/PT
This is a land of myth and majesty, of legendary kings and warrior rebels. With more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world, here lie the hills that put the
“stone” in Stonehenge and the secret hideaways where Led Zeppelin and Queen changed the history of music. This is a country that bears the indelible marks of 2,000 years of invasion but that forged its own destiny from the great monuments of its industrial past. The fierce Welsh tribes that defied William the Conqueror may be gone, but their hardy spirit lives on.
Premieres Sunday, May 19 at 8 PM ET/PT
They may never find “Nessie” in the murky depths of Loch Ness, but from the air, Scotland is a revelation. This is a place of soaring peaks shrouded in mist and snow, of rugged glens that have seen war and tragedy, and a tiny island that once held an illustrious prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots. It’s a land of heroes, from hard rock musical icons like AC/DC to freedom fighters like Braveheart himself, William Wallace. This episode wanders from the seven hills of Edinburgh to a quiet glen in Perthshire that claims to be the oldest whisky distillery in Scotland.
‘Aerial Britain’ is produced by Tile Films Limited for Smithsonian Networks with the support of Section 481, Ireland’s Film Corporation Tax Credit. The series was directed by Stephen Rooke, who is also executive producer for Tile Films Limited. Charles Poe and David Royle are executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.
‘Aerial Britain’ will premiere on the Smithsonian Channel in the UK / Ireland starting June 7, 2019. Check back soon for more details.