The Sporting Life S2, E1: Great Britain is a land of castles, kings, and queens, but its historic identity also encompasses a deep-rooted passion for the outdoors and a love of sport. Enjoy a scenic journey over national parks that have captivated mountaineers, cyclists, and horse riders, and the historic courts, fields, and courses where crowds cheer on sports such as tennis, golf, cricket, and soccer. We also explore the nation's fascination with horsemanship--from equestrian events to polo, "the sport of kings"--as well as another type of horsepower: motorsports.
The success of exploring the United States from the sky in "Aerial America" has inspired a version that takes viewers on a similar journey of Britain. Filmed from helicopters and drones outfitted with high-definition cameras, the series highlights four regions -- Northern and Southern England, Wales, and Scotland -- and features views of iconic landmarks, both natural and man-made, plus monuments off the beaten path. Included are explorations of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike; the secret hideaways where Led Zeppelin and Queen made music history; and a tiny island that once held an illustrious prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots.