Baldrick's Launceston walk set to screen

TONY Robinson's Time Walk episode on Launceston will be screened on Foxtel's History Channel on Monday, February 10.

The recently knighted British actor, comedian and television historian filmed the episode over four days last April as part of the second series of his Time Walk program for the pay TV network.

Historical events covered in the filming included  the first interstate cricket match in Australia between the Melbourne and Launceston cricket clubs in 1851,  the anti-transportation campaign,  railway tax riots of 1874 and the story of  two hatchets buried in Brisbane Street in 1959 to end the rivalry between Launceston and Hobart.

Members of the Launceston Historical Society and staff at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery were among locals who helped Robinson's research staff with story ideas.

The second, 10-episode series of Tony Robinson's Time Walks will also feature  Canberra, Parramatta, Geelong, Townsville and Kalgoorlie.

Foxtel said the first series of Time Walks in 2012, which featured Australian capital cities,  had been a ``runaway success'' for The History Channel.

Launceston will be the second episode of the new series, which focuses on regional centres, starting on the History Channel on  February 3.

Sir Tony is best known for his role as the servant Baldrick in the  1980s comedy series Blackadder which also starred Rowan Atkinson.

He has since presented a number of history based TV programs including Time Team, the Worst Jobs In History and Tony Robinson Explores Australia.

Robinson was knighted last June in the  Queen's Birthday honours for his service to British politics  and the public. Rowan Atkinson received a CBE earlier in the year.

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