Tony Robinson takes a Tour of Duty

Tony Robinson is filming a new series to commemorate 100 years of ANZACs, for the History channel.

2014-03-10_1056Sir Tony Robinson is back in Australia this week to start filming a new 10 part series for the History channel, Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty.

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.

3 Responses

  1. I agree with you Billy C. Is there a Foxtel executive who would ever do such as thing as allow an Australian to narrate our history? It is pretty disgraceful. But then again just look at every other remake of British shows they do. If any of these executives had an original Australian idea I suspect they’d be led out the door. Sad, pathetic stuff and hardly a surprise they have long stalled with subscribers.

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