As we follow in Brown’s footsteps, we will get to know the man behind the myth - his humble
origins; his life as a family man (including the death of two children), his ambitious networking -
and as we track his journey from a childhood in rural Northumberland to the very heart of 18th century English society, we will learn how his extraordinary talent to bring enchantment into the landscape made him one of the most influential people of his time. In this episode we discover what the appeal of water was for Brown; why did he think it essential to put water in any landscape. We look at his family life in Hammersmith beside the Thames and how people’s use of the river informed his thinking.