Hatfield House to feature in Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones tonight

HATFIELD House will feature on tonight's (Sunday's) episode of Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones. The comedian, actor and presenter visited the Hertfordshire stately home to film the fourth and penultimate part of his television documentary series about rivers

HATFIELD House will feature on tonight's (Sunday's) episode of Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones.

The comedian, actor and presenter visited the Hertfordshire stately home to film the fourth and penultimate part of his television documentary series about rivers.

Tonight's show on BBC One focuses on the River Lea, or River Lee as it is also known, which passes through the heart of Times Territory.

Former Not The Nine O'Clock News star Griff and his adorable Labrador, Cadbury, explore the waterway from its origins in Bedfordshire to joining the Thames in London.


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Their journey stops off at the library of Hatfield House to see a map of the Lea commissioned by Lord Burghley, one of Elizabeth I's most trusted advisers.

The River Lea passes through the grounds of Hatfield House on its way from Leagrave Marsh in Luton to the River Thames.

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Along the way, the river also weaves its way between the lakes at Stanborough Park in WGC and later flows under the water wheel at Mill Green Museum.

After meandering through the Hatfield House estate, the river heads towards Hertford and Ware and then south to Waltham Abbey, through the Lee Valley Park, the new Olympic site, and into the Thames near the home of BBC soap EastEnders.

* Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones can be seen tonight on BBC1 at 9pm.

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