This follows two seasons of Tony Robinson’s Time Walks plus Tony Robinson Explores Australia. He also fronted Ned Kelly Uncovered for ABC1.
The new series will commemorate the 100 years of ANZACs, focussing on the lives of the people who went to war, those who stayed at home, and what the war meant to Australians and New Zealanders.
Robinson will Tony visit Launceston, Ballarat, Dunedin, Auckland, Hahndorf, Bathurst, Newcastle, Toowoomba, Darwin and Fremantle.
The first part of each episode will feature him meeting descendants while the second half will focus on a community event as locals share their family’s stories of wartime, showing off memorabilia and sharing what Australia going to war means to them in the 21st century.
Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty is produced by WTFN Entertainment and will air on the History channel in 2015.