Woburn Abbey is one of six historic houses to feature in Stately Homemaking, the Phil Spencer series on More4 television.
The popular presenter reveals the hidden history of our priceless heritage with his peek behind the scenes on this grand tour.
He uncovers the human stories behind the bricks and mortar and the logistical and technical challenges that were required to construct these stately piles.
The Duke and Duchess of Bedford welcomed Phil into their home so he could understand which family members shaped the house and grounds over the centuries.
As custodians of one of the first stately homes to open to the public, they discuss the problems they face to ensure its preservation for future generations.
The Duchess shows how she has worked with the gardens team to share her vision of realising some of the designs of leading landscape architect Humphry Repton.
> Woburn Abbey features on the programme tonight (August 23).