S1E6: North West | Local Heroes

Host Adam Hart-Davis discovers the connection between botany and Wordsworth the poet when he learns about his friend, John Gough , a local botanist who identified many rare plants despite being blind. A bicycle pump and a disgusting jelly help unearth the history of Lake Windermere.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 29'21''
  • Broadcast year: 1996
Curriculum Connection
  • History

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: Local Heroes
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: North West