Off the Beaten Track (TV series)

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Off the Beaten Track
GenreTravel
Presented byChristine Bleakley
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Production
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Broadcast
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9
Original run1 November 2013 (2013-11-01) – 13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)
 
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Off the Beaten Track
GenreTravel
Presented byChristine Bleakley
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Production
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Broadcast
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9
Original run1 November 2013 (2013-11-01) – 13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)

Off the Beaten Track is a British travel documentary show that aired on ITV from 1 November to 13 December 2013 and was hosted by Christine Bleakley.

In the series, a rival to the BBC's Countryfile,[1] Bleakley "discovers Britain's hidden gems", by travelling to places that are not generally considered tourist attractions. It was reported that she was inspired by "her love of Britain and a childhood spent holidaying at home". She said of the series: "When we first discussed ideas for the series, I happened to mention that I had never had a foreign holiday until I was 18. I always holidayed at home and we travelled the length and breadth of Ireland and Scotland. I have a real appreciation of what is around us and this series is reminding people what a beautiful part of the world we live in. I loved every minute filming the show as it really was such a lovely, happy time. We were also very lucky with the weather as it was just so glorious."[2] She said she would "love" to make a second series,[2] but in March 2014, it was announced that a second series would not be commissioned, said to be because of low ratings.[1] A source for the show said, "It simply wasn't as strong as similar rival shows, and there's no chance of it returning."[3][4]

Episodes[edit]

EpisodeOriginal Air DateLocationRef
11 November 2013Derbyshire[5]
28 November 2013Essex and Suffolk border[6]
322 November 2013Northern Ireland[7]
429 November 2013Herefordshire[8]
56 December 2013Shropshire[9]
613 December 2013Fife[10]

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