Michael Buerk goes behind the scenes in Cockermouth
Last updated at 12:36, Friday, 27 September 2013
Top TV presenter Michael Buerk has been in Cockermouth making a documentary about the town’s Wordsworth House.
The newsreader has been filming a new behind-the-scenes series at the tourist attraction for ITV about National Trust properties.
It will be broadcast next month and features six National Trust properties.
Wordsworth House is expected to appear in each of the 20 episodes of Inside the National Trust.
In Cockermouth he spent time as an apprentice manservant and trainee gardener, preparing strawberry fritters, making liquid soap with soapwort from the garden as well as getting dressed up as a Georgian dandy.
Alex Morgan, interpretation and communications manager at Wordsworth House, said: “It has been difficult trying to keep it under wraps, especially when people saw him around town.”
Michael and a film crew visited the house about 12 times during its peak season in spring and summer.
Alex added: “We had a lovely time with him. A lot of the filming focuses on me and Amanda, the head gardener, telling him off and giving him lectures about what he did wrong
“It’s a huge amount of publicity for the town.”
l Inside the National Trust starts on ITV1 at 12.25pm on Sunday, October 6.
First published at 12:23, Friday, 27 September 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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