Picture it: You’re a faithful fan of all the British dramas, mysteries, and comedies on GPB. You’ve never missed an episode of Poldark and can’t wait for the next season of Doc Martin (don’t worry, so are we!). And when you’ve shut off the telly for the night, you can’t help but wonder: what would it be like to follow the footsteps of Lady Mary Crawley and Dr. Martin Ellingham?
This summer, we’re giving you the opportunity to find out! August 10 through 16, we’ll be taking a select group of British TV fans eager to experience where their favorite programs are made on the To the Manor Born Tour in partnership with Transcendent Travel. And while we’ve still got a few spots open to join the group, we wanted to hear from the Lead Tour Director himself. Mostly to know: is he one of us, forever watching and rewatching our favorite British mysteries and class-divide intrigues?
As it turns out, Andrew Lannerd is an anglophile through and through. We caught up with him for a short interview where he shared tidbits about the tour you’ll experience, what inspired him to create it, and perhaps most importantly, how much he loves Hyacinth Bucket (that’s BOUQUET!).