George Clarkes National Trust Unlocked

In March 2020 the National Trust was forced to lock down over 500 sites. Millions of visitors were barred from their spectacular homes and gardens, artwork was put in storage and furniture covered up.

This unique situation gave George Clarke the opportunity to get under their architectural skin of some of their most extraordinary buildings and find out what happens when the shutters go down.

In this series he meets the people who kept these places alive, caring for our nation’s treasures, and finds out how they cope with skeleton staff.

From grand stately homes like Kingston Lacy, Ham House and Cliveden to quirky cottages, glorious gardens and magnificent estates, George will be unlocking secrets and exploring areas the public wouldn’t normally see.

Plus, he will be taking his Husky, Loki, on some of the Trust’s most spectacular walks from Studland Bay to Dorset’s Gold Cap.


  • Episodes available on ALL4 from Sunday 23rd August 2020: