Jonathan Ross explores the UK’s myths and legends in new TV series

A new documentary series will see Jonathan Ross travel the UK uncovering “mythical mysteries and local legends.”

Myths and Legends with Jonathan Ross follows the English presenter and comedian as he hunts for “incredible tales as old as time.”

The four-part series was commissioned for More4 last month.

Jonathan Ross commented: “I’ve always been fascinated by the poetry and the truths that are to be found in folklore and mythology. So it’s been an absolute pleasure travelling round Britain meeting an amazing array of diverse and enthusiastic people who all share that interest.

“I’ve made some fascinating new friends who all keep the legends alive in their own ways, as well meeting up with a few old acquaintances keen to share their love and knowledge of the subject. And the scenery was amazing!”

The official synopsis for the show reads: “Mythical mysteries and local legends have existed across the British Isles for centuries. Whilst many have been lost and forgotten, Jonathan Ross is now leading an adventure to uncover these fantastic fables.”

We’re promised “stunning countryside and scenery” as Ross travels around various parts of the UK, showing us everything from “epic landmarks to mighty castles and historic pubs” as he encounters local folk and immerses himself in the stories to understand how these legends once lived and breathed.

Clemency Green, Senior Commissioning Editor for Channel 4, said: “It’s a thrill to have commissioned this fantastic series that will explore wonderful and exciting tales and legends, all while showcasing the UK’s stunning landscapes at their finest. And who better to take us on this journey than the inimitable Jonathan Ross? I can’t wait.”

Executive producer Liz Mills added: “We’re excited to be making this incredible series across beautiful Britain, adding a sparkle of mythical magic and a scattering of fairy dust. All wrapped up by the incredible Jonathan Ross who adds his own enthusiasm and humour to the spells and stories that have stood the test of time.”

Myths and Legends with Jonathan Ross is expected to premiere in the UK next year on More 4.

Ross’s comedy chat show The Jonathan Ross Show returns on ITV for its nineteenth season later this month.

All five seasons of the BBC’s Merlin series are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.