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Julia Bradbury climbs Blackpool Tower, in episode two of her new series The Wonders Of Britain, which starts tonight (TUES 6th) on ITV''From Lion Television''THE WONDERS OF BRITAIN - OUR INDUSTRIAL STORY 'EP 2: Tuesday 12th Jan 2015 on ITV ''Picture Shows: Julia Bradbury on Blackpool Tower ''Julia Bradbury continues her journey round some of her favourite wonders that make Britain great.   This week she explores the wonder of Britain's Industrial Revolution.   From the stomach churning heights of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the genius of Brunel's gigantic ship, the ss Great Britain, to the gothic majesty of Manchester Town Hall and the iconic fun of Blackpool Tower, Julia explores the places that changed Britain and ultimately the world.'''� Lion Television ''Contact Peter Gray, Picture Publicist ITV 0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com''This photograph is (C) Lion Television and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme The Wonders Of Britain or ITV plc. Once made
Julia Bradbury climbs Blackpool Tower, in episode two of her new series The Wonders Of Britain, which starts tonight (TUES 6th) on ITV''From Lion Television''THE WONDERS OF BRITAIN - OUR INDUSTRIAL STORY 'EP 2: Tuesday 12th Jan 2015 on ITV ''Picture Shows: Julia Bradbury on Blackpool Tower ''Julia Bradbury continues her journey round some of her favourite wonders that make Britain great. This week she explores the wonder of Britain's Industrial Revolution. From the stomach churning heights of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the genius of Brunel's gigantic ship, the ss Great Britain, to the gothic majesty of Manchester Town Hall and the iconic fun of Blackpool Tower, Julia explores the places that changed Britain and ultimately the world.'''� Lion Television ''Contact Peter Gray, Picture Publicist ITV 0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com''This photograph is (C) Lion Television and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme The Wonders Of Britain or ITV plc. Once made
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A new TV series seeking to uncover The Wonder Of Britain will feature Blackpool Tower.

Presenter Julia Bradbury sets off on ITV tonight in the five-part programme, travelling 12,000 miles up and down the country to celebrate some of the most impressive natural and manmade wonders that make Britain great.

The new series takes in some of the country’s most spectacular locations as 
Julia selects the landmarks she believes we should be most proud of.

Next Tuesday the famous Tower complex will feature, not in the episode celebrating coastal heritage – surprisingly – but looking at the wonder of the Industrial Revolution, alongside sites such as Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the SS Great Britain and Manchester Town Hall.

Julia rides the lift to the top of The Tower, where she gets a close-up look at the on-going renovation project, and helps to chip off the layers of paint, in an effort to control the continual rust that affects the Tower.

The series also looks at our natural and royal heritage, as well as the rolling countryside, dramatic coastline, bird-filled archipelagos and deep dizzying gorges to beautifully eclectic buildings – from grand stately homes to cramped 
industrial era terraces.

“If you’d have asked me whether or not the industrial stories would have been the most some of the most exciting prior to filming, I probably would have said, ‘No’,” Julia said.

“But the way we’ve covered our industrial and story of invention is really interesting. It’s in a very non-history lesson way, which works for me.

“And we’ve highlighted epoch making moments like the factory act of 1847, which restricted workers’ hours.

“That had a huge impact on how we started to spend our free time as a nation.

“It doesn’t seem to be a very important part of our industrial heritage but it changed leisure time, not just across the country but across the world.

“Workers for the first time had leisure time,” she added, possibly explaining Blackpool’s position in the industrial episode.

“And this all happened during the advent of our burgeoning railway system which meant we could travel to places we hadn’t travelled to before.

“That had a huge impact on us socially.”

* The Wonder Of Britain, ITV1, tonight, 9pm.