Britain’s Great Cathedrals. Good Friday sees the launch of a new six part documentary series that looks at the architecture and tells the stories and characters behind six of Britain’s Cathedrals.
Called ‘Britain’s Great Cathedrals’, it is presented by actor, Tony Robinson, and will be broadcast on Channel 5 at 8pm over the next six Fridays. The series will feature York Minster, and Canterbury, Salisbury, Durham, Liverpool and Winchester Cathedrals.
Channel 4 will also be featuring some of England’s cathedrals in another new series called Britain’s Most Historic towns.
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Britain’s Great Cathedrals will take the viewer on a journey to look at the history and architecture, and learn a little about the characters who have made the cathedrals what they are today.
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The series opens with York Minster which over the past 800 years has been a backdrop to some of the most dramatic events in British history. It houses more than half of all the world’s medieval glass and its succession of outspoken bishops have defied Nazis, married kings and queens, and more recently championed for equality when the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, the country’s first black diocesan bishop, consecrated the world’s first female bishop, Libby Lane, in 2014.
Transmission dates for Britain’s Great Cathedrals on Channel 5 are:
Friday 30 March 20:00 York Minster
From the world’s greatest treasures to the smallest curiosities … More >
Friday 6 April 20.00 Canterbury Cathedral
A tradition of visitor welcome that reaches back to the days of medieval pilgrimage … More >
Friday 20 April 20.00 Salisbury Cathedral
Built to the glory of God entirely in the Early English Gothic style … More >
Friday 27 April 20.00 Durham Cathedral
Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with breath-taking Romanesque architecture … More >
Friday 4 May 20.00 Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
The masterpiece of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, an iconic building on Liverpool’s famous cityscape … More >
Friday 11 May 20.00 Winchester Cathedral
For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral … More >
Missed an episode? You can catch up and watch them online at Channel 5 by clicking here.