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Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 2: Lincoln Cathedral

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Dr Jonathan Foyle, architectural historian and novice climber, scales Britain's most iconic structures, from the Normans to the present day, to reveal the buildings' secrets and tell the story of how our architecture and construction has developed over 1000 years.

The next step of Jonathan's journey takes him to Lincoln Cathedral, built in 1183. Once the tallest building in Britain, Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Britain.

With unprecedented access, Jonathan - aided by top climber Lucy Creamer - scales the cathedral to reveal the skill and innovation of the medieval gothic builders and craftsmen. On his climbs, Jonathan is suspended 100ft above the nave to get a unique cinematic view of the immense Dean's Eye stained glass window; meets an evil imp and a riot of monsters; and faces his biggest climbing challenge yet as he scales the exterior walls of the cathedral's central tower - all 272 feet of it. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Jonathan Foyle
Presenter:
Jonathan Foyle
Participant:
Lucy Creamer
Participant:
Lucy Creamer
Camera Operator:
Ian Burton
Camera Operator:
Ian Burton
Director:
Emma Gray
Director:
Emma Gray
Series Producer:
Adam Barry
Series Producer:
Adam Barry
Executive Producer:
Emma Read
Executive Producer:
Emma Read

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