Great British Car Journeys - C4

Peter and Christopher in front of an Austin 7

Great British Car Journeys sees Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison back on the road and back in Yorkshire, where they made All Creatures Great and Small

There's no two ways about it: the first series of Great British Car Journeys – former Dr Who Peter Davison and EastEnders actor Christopher Timothy’s banter-filled motoring travelogue – was a little gem.

Now, the second run kicks off (Saturday, 8pm, see our TV Guide for full details) with their most nostalgic trip to date as the actors clamber back into their Morgan 4/4 to travel from Scarborough to their old All Creatures Great and Small stomping ground in the Yorkshire Dales.

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As well as recreating the opening credits of All Creatures in an Austin 7, they roadtest other retro vehicles including a tractor and a steam car and meet the owners of some classic Yorkshire-made Jowett cars.

Peter and Chris in a steam car

Peter and Chris take a whirl in a steam car

Meanwhile singing a rousing chorus of Onward, Christian Soldiers gives the old pals an extra burst of energy as they drive to the top of the super-steep Rosedale Chimney!

It looks like they're having a lot of fun. Something that Christopher confirmed when TV Times caught up with him: "I just enjoy being with Peter, and going back to the Dales was joyous.

"It’s not my favourite place in the world because I’m too proud of being Welsh. But it comes a close second."

"I still feel like an honorary Yorkshireman," Peter chips in. "I remember filming All Creatures Great and Small when we used to turn off the A1 and find this fantastic countryside."

TV Times rating: ****


Caren Clark

Caren has been a journalist specializing in TV for almost two decades and is a Senior Features Writer for TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and What’s On TV magazines and she also writes for What to Watch.

Over the years, she has spent many a day in a muddy field or an on-set catering bus chatting to numerous stars on location including the likes of Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Suranne Jones, Jamie Dornan, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Derek Jacobi as well as Hollywood actors such as Glenn Close and Kiefer Sutherland.

Caren will happily sit down and watch any kind of telly (well, maybe not sci-fi!), but she particularly loves period dramas like Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey and The Crown and she’s also a big fan of juicy crime thrillers from Line of Duty to Poirot.

In her spare time, Caren enjoys going to the cinema and theatre or curling up with a good book.