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Former Glory


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The Restoration of St Lawrence, Whitchurch
In 1715 the finest French and Italian painters working in England were brought together to create, for the flamboyant Duke of Chandos, a church in the fashionable baroque style. Until four years ago it looked certain that this last glimmer of the Duke's glory was doomed to fade and crumble. But the efforts of the parish raised the enormous sum of money needed to restore the interior by a team of specialist restorers from Germany.
Michael Bryant tells the story of this major restoration with contributions from Lady Wedgwood, Gillian Weir, Peter Burman, The Rev Christopher Spencer the Choir of Christ Church, Oxford and the London Early Music Group (R) Revised


Narrator: Michael Bryant
Interviewee: Lady Wedgwood
Interviewee: Gillian Weir
Interviewee: Peter Burman
Interviewee: Rev Christopher Spencer
Film Editor: Martin Crump
Producer: Dick Foster

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