Great British Car Journeys – C4

Peter and Chris at the seaside
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Great British Car Journeys delivers another bucketload of charm thanks to Peter Davison, Christopher Timothy and some lovely old cars

There’s a lovely trip to the seaside for former Dr Who Peter Davison and EastEnders actor Christopher Timothy in this week’s Great British Car Journeys.


Peter and Christopher with a car for the disable

They're never going to both fit in there!

They set off from the New Forest and drive along the glorious Jurassic Coast Road through Dorset and Devon (Saturday, 8pm, see our TV Guide for full details).

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As well as indulging in some 1930s-style camping, they also try out some lovely retro vehicles including a Morris Cowley, which was famous Devonian Agatha Christie’s favourite car.

Former Time Lord Peter, meanwhile, takes a spin in iconic Doctor Who car Bessie, as driven by Jon Pertwee when he was in the role.

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.