A new six-part series narrated by Bill Nighy is to explore the people and sights of Norfolk.

The Channel 5 show will also visit our neighbouring county of Suffolk, as it showcases the coastline, forests and rich heritage.

The series features locals living and working across the region – including those harvesting farmland, traditional town traders and those working in the tourist trade. 

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Kate Ansell, Channel 5 and Paramount+ commissioning editor, said: “The beautiful landscape of the Norfolk and Suffolk region makes this series a real feast for the eyes.

“Exploring these beautiful counties through the people who know them best, locals with fascinating stories to tell, the series sets to uncover the hidden treasures found across the length and breadth of this south-eastern part of the UK.”

Nighy is one of the UK's most famous actors and has starred in hit films such as Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Earlier this year the 73-year-old was nominated for best actor at the Oscars for his performance in Living.

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BriteSpark East MD Tom Porter added: “This entertaining and escapist series charts everyday life in one of the UK’s most under-explored counties, meeting a diverse range of local characters, uncovering the region’s secrets and discovering the county’s ancient landmarks and hidden gems. 

“Set against the glorious backdrop of natural farmland, wild coastlines and world-renowned beaches, the series promises a visually stunning treat for viewers.”

The name and date of the show produced by BriteSpark East is yet to be announced.