Tony Robinson’s Time Walks S2 – Henley-on-Todd

Tony attempts to race on some of the ‘boats’ used in Alice Spring’s premier social event – the Henley-on-Todd regatta.

Alice Springs is a tiny speck in a vast, red, dry interior but it’s a fertile oasis of historical highlights – the centre of an early mass communications trail, a vital transport link in the battle to save Australia from invasion, and a vital link in a chain of nuclear early-warning sites. And that’s not all. Tony’s last walk finishes at one of Central Australia’s most spectacular natural landmarks.

In this series Tony Robinson brings his inquisitive storytelling approach to the streets of Australia and New Zealand. His mission is to uncover the hidden history that lies behind, below and above the places we walk every day. In each episode we find a different postcode laden with stories. They’re all established walks that tourists and locals frequently do, but Tony digs deeper to draw out the drama of the past. He’ll roam the lanes and byways; divulging the tales of crime; recounting acts of bravery; and notable characters and showdowns that have shaped the area.