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Thames at Night with Tony Robinson: Episode 2 (S1EP2 Channel 5 Fri 3 Dec 2021)

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The latest leg of the presenter’s journey begins in Greenwich, with behind-the-scenes access to the Royal Observatory on the banks of the Thames. Tony discovers the vital role the observatory played in helping sailors navigate the globe. And he has a unique opportunity to view the planet Mars as the Victorians would have seen it – through Britain’s largest refracting telescope.

Airdate: Fri 3 Dec 2021 at 20:00 on Channel 5

Season 1 Episode 2

Tony Robinson is back on the River Thames, Britain’s busiest river, and this time, he’s exploring it by night, discovering how this great river works around the clock to ensure Britain’s 24/7 demands are met.