Britain s First Photo Album traces the extraordinary achievement of the pioneering Victorian photographer Francis Frith and his team. Frith embarked upon a colossal project to photograph as much of Great Britain as possible during the second half of the 19th century. In this series John Sergeant sets out to follow in Francis Frith s footsteps to find out more about Britain s First Photo Album and celebrate our shared past.
Follow John Sergeant as he drops in on the new owners of Charles Dickens's favourite holiday home and descends under Tower Bridge to witness Victorian engineering at its best.
In a journey that takes John from the Isle of Wight to London, from Wales to Scotland and Liverpool to Gravesend, watch as Sergeant retraces Frith s epic journey and finds the history behind Britain s First Album