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Guardian Buttermere

[Ed : the above photo was taken from an article titled “Top 10 Photography locations in the Lakes District” from the Guardian website. That article has no connection with the Channel 4 programme.]

Here’s what we know about this project (from the Channel 4 website) :

Channel 4 in the UK has produced 10 short films featuring stunning footage from all four corners of the British Isles accompanied by readings from much-loved British actors.

The 10 shorts are:

Anglesey – Hollywood actor Michael Sheen reads The Moment by Kathleen Raine over a fantastic aerial shot of Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey.

Aber Falls – Michael Sheen reads Leisure by W.H. Davies over a single shot of the incredible Rhaeadr-fawr (Aber Falls), Gwynedd.

Pinetum – Homeland star David Harewood reads Leaf and Tendril by John Burroughs over a beautiful shot of the forest at Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent.

Slieve Donard – Amanda Burton reads an extract from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis over a stunning image of the riverside walking route to Slieve Donard, County Down.

Causeway – Amanda Burton reads an extract from The Irish Sketchbook by William Makepeace Thackeray over incredible images of Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim.

Dovedale – Sean Bean reads an extract from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame over beautiful scenery of Dovedale, Derbyshire.

Wycoller – Sean Bean reads Stanzas by Emily Bronte over a breathtaking shot of the historic Wycoller Country Park, Lancashire.

Buttermere – Last Tango in Halifax star Nicola Walker reads The Words of Alfred Wainwright over a breathtaking image of one of the Lake’s District’s best views in Buttermere, Cumbria.

Old Man – Downton Abbey star Phyllis Logan reads In Praise of Walking by Thomas A. Clark over striking scenery of The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye.

Camusdarach – Phyllis Logan reads an extract from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron over shots of the golden sands of Camusdarach Beach, The Highlands.

As far as we can tell, each short film lasts only about a minute and they are not available for viewing anywhere on the web.

We do not know which passage written by Alfred Wainwright was used in Nicola’s short clip. You can find more information on Alfred Wainwright on Wikipedia.