A COMEDIAN is back in her trusty campervan for the new series of her hit travel show.

Susan Calman has returned to screens in her vintage campervan- named in honour of one of her heroines, Helen Mirren- for a third series of Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out.

Tonight’s episode will see Susan explore the rolling countryside and amazing scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales – a part of the world that has become known as Herriot Country. 

Susan’s first stop is at famous vet and author James Herriot’s former home in Thirsk.

Here, she finds rooms still kitted out as they would have been for the real-life Herriot- and there’s an extra treat as his daughter, Rosie, is also paying a visit.

Next, Susan finds herself behind the wheel of a tractor with farmer Brian charged with moving a bale of hay.

In Ripley, Susan cannot resist going to its castle- where she soon enlists Sir Thomas and Lady Emma Ingilby to show her around their home.

It turns out this is the site of some Civil War history- and an excited Susan is soon trying on their 17th century armour. As the lady of the house says- it’s probably best to check her pockets when she leaves….

Back in Helen, Susan is heads for a spot once voted amongst the best places to live in the country; the market town of Settle.

Strange figures dotted around town pique her interest- and she is told she has come at just the right time for the Settle Flowerpot Festival.

All manner of weird and wonderful creations, from life-sized Harry Potters to rainbow-coloured unicorns might be found throughout town- and all made from flowerpots. Susan is soon getting involved, stamping her own artistic flair on a set of pots. By the time she is done- it bears quite a resemblance to one of her cats- and Susan can only hope it is good enough for the town’s permanent collection, a select few pots used at every festival. 

Susan then finishes up in Linton in Craven- where she has her very first Women’s Institute meeting.

She joins Tricia Stewart, one of the women who was the real-life inspiration for the film ‘Calendar Girls’, who was played by Dame Helen Mirren.

Over an afternoon tea, Susan is delighted to hear Tricia’s behind the scenes stories- including a bit of royal intrigue. Then she gets some instruction for their very own photoshoot- where, as Susan is keen to point out, clothing is most certainly NOT optional.

The episode will air at 8pm tonight on Channel 5.