1 9 7 6 – 1 9 8 0 (UK)
30 x 30 minute episodes
Daredevil Blue Peter presenter John Noakes travelled around Britain with his Border Collie, Shep, and embarked on a series of challenging outdoor adventure pursuits – everything from caber tossing and the highland fling, to traversing the 250-mile Pennine Way, rowing in the ‘Oxford Bumps’ and competing in the toughest canoe race in Ireland (over ten weirs on the swollen River Liffey) with a spot of hang-gliding, water ski jumping and roof-thatching thrown in for good measure.
Parts of his journey were undertaken in an old car called ‘Nellie’ and onboard Noakes’ own 39-foot ketch, Pleiades.
John Noakes settled in Majorca in 1984. He died on 28 May 2017 at the Son Espases Hospital in Palma. He was 83.
The Lakeland Games | The Oxford Bumps | The Red Arrows | The Milk Race | Formula 5000 | The Guernsey Handicap || Doing the Show’s the Easy Bit | Castleford Rules, OK? | Paddlers Must Wear Life-Jackets | The Walk Will Do You Good | You Might Win a Wee Prize | Blaenau Ffestiniog Here We Come! || Down to Land’s End | By Caravan Through Kerry | Up the Road to the Isles | Along the South Downs | From Coast to Coast | Around the Cheshire Ring || Southampton to Penzance | Fishguard to Porthmadog | Port St Mary to Rathlin Island | Lamlash to Inverness | Queensferry to Whitby | Wells-next-the-Sea to Woodbridge || Mills and Dales | Wolds and Fens | Downs and Rivers | Coasts and Cottages | Borders and Bridges | Peaks and Paths