Historian Sir Tony Robinson arrives in Ballarat to film latest series

FILMING will begin in Ballarat today for Sir Tony Robinson’s latest series Tour of Duty. 

Sir Tony is a British actor, comedian, historian and television host, best known for his role as Baldrick in the  Blackadder series, and as host of archaeology series Time Team.

Filming will be done until Saturday, when a Tour of Duty community event will be held at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, where residents can bring along war memorabilia for expert historians to examine. 

Loreto College will bring a time capsule, and members from the Ballarat Ranger Military Museum, Mining Mud & Medals Project and Sovereign Hill Museum will bring displays. 

The Ballarat Tram Museum, situated just off the main site, will be open where guests can listen to expert historian speakers from UNSW Canberra’s Australian Defence Force Academy.

Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty is a 10-part series airing on pay-TV in early 2015 to commemorate the service of those who fought in war, from the First World War to the present day.

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty community event with Rotary sausage sizzle

WHERE: Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Carlton Street, Lake Wendouree

WHEN: Saturday, March 22 from 12.30pm - 5.30pm

NOTE: Residents with interesting war memorabilia they would like to show or have assessed can register online at historychannel.com.au/callouts/1/tony-robinsons-tour-of-duty-call-out

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