Sir Tony Robinson In Toowoomba For Tour Of Duty

Tour of Duty FilmingBritish actor, historian and television host Sir Tony Robinson was at the Mothers’ Memorial in Toowoomba on Sunday 11th May for a  new historical series that will commemorate a century of war service by Australians and New Zealanders.

Sir Tony RobinsonBest known these days as presenter of  the archaeology program Time Team, Sir Tony is also remembered for his role as Baldrick in the hit 1980s TV comedy series Blackadder.

He was surrounded by fans and onlookers at a special community event as filming of some of the scenes for the Toowoomba episode of  Tour of Duty took place on the steps of the Mothers’ Memorial.

The Toowoomba Caledonian Pipe Band and members of the 11th Light Horse also took part in the proceedings, there were food and other marquees nearby, and the Toowoomba Local History Library and Oakey Museum of Australian Army Aviation exhibited First World War displays.

Tour of Duty focuses on the lives of the people who went to war and those who stayed at home, both heroes and ordinary people – and what the war meant to them then and now.
Tour of Duty Event
Sir Tony and his production team will spend a total of 5 days in the Garden City. They are also visiting  (or have visited)  Launceston, Ballarat, Dunedin, Auckland, Hahndorf, Bathurst, Newcastle, Darwin and Fremantle in addition to Toowoomba. Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty will be a 10-part series to be screened on Foxtel’s History Channel  in early 2015.

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