Jonathan Ross' Myths And Legends | Preview (More4)
In this brand-new show, Jonathan Ross travels the UK on the hunt for incredible tales as old as time. Mythical mysteries and local legends have existed across the British Isles for centuries. While many have been lost and forgotten, Jonathan Ross leads an adventure to uncover these fantastic fables.
Jonathan starts his journey in Whitby, where he discovers what inspired one of the most enduring modern myths of all time - Dracula - and visits many of the locations described in the novel, learning about a record-breaking event at Whitby Abbey that saw the most 'vampires' gathered together in one location ever recorded.
Jonathan travels up the coast to learn about the Hobs - mythical cave-dwelling creatures with healing powers - before heading inland to Knaresborough to visit Mother Shipton's Cave, the legendary home of a herbalist and seer who predicted the end of the world.
After having a go at mixing herbal potions, Jonathan takes the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway to historic Haworth in West Yorkshire and a landscape steeped in tales of the supernatural and inspiration for the Brontë sisters to write some of our greatest literature.
He visits the Brontë Parsonage to find out more before heading back out onto the Moors at night to meet Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and discover the scientific truth about the will-o'-the-wisps.
Hitting the road again, Jonathan ends his journey in Lancaster, known as 'the hanging town', where he learns about the persecution of supposed witches and ventures into the castle dungeon where a family accused of being witches were held captive in appalling conditions.
Jonathan Ross' Myths And Legends begins Monday 13th March at 9pm on More4.