BBC viewers get rare insight into gorgeous Georgia

Head of the Georgian National Tourism Administration Giorgi Chogovadze shows an area to BBC producer Lydia Conway. Photo by GNTA., 22 Aug 2016 - 14:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

Millions of viewers across the United Kingdom (UK) are being given a rare opportunity to explore Georgia without leaving their living room. 

The television branch of the BBC, the British public service broadcaster, will screen four films about Georgia that introduces viewers to Georgian culture, its history and religion, and must-see places of the country to visit.

A group of filmmakers and documentary producers from Edenwood Productions have already visited Georgia to film segments for the four films, announced the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) today.

For the past two weeks teams from the BBC and Edenwood Productions filmed around capital Tbilisi, in the historic capital Mtskheta, cave city Uplistsikhe, as well as Borjomi, Rabati, Vardzia, Tskaltubo, Adjara, Svaneti, Zugdidi, Martvili, Kutaisi, Gori, Kakheti, Ananuri and Kazbegi.

The BBC team films in front of a waterfall at the Botanical Gardens in central Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. Photo by the GNTA. 

The series’ main producer Lydia Conway and assistant Benjamin Arnott were also in Georgia to explore the hidden beauty of the country and choose the best places for shooting, said the GNTA.

Each film will be an hour long and show Georgia’s culture, history, religion and touristic areas, said the BBC.

The documentaries will be available on the websites of the BBC and The Telegraph.