The great cathedrals were the wonders of the medieval world, many were the tallest structures on Earth. Yet they were built without any modern-day technological aids, with little more than set-square and dividers, ropes and pulleys, hammers and chisels. Architectural historian Jon Cannon sheds light on how our medieval forebears realised such bold ambition. From Gloucester's fan vaulting and the stained glass at York, to the solid mass of Norwich and the soaring elegance of the Octagon at Ely, Jon visits our greatest cathedrals to find out how - and why - they were constructed. Director/Producer Victoria Page First shown on BBC4
5/15; series two. The seven remaining couples receive a special delivery - half a pig. Chef Raymond Blanc wants them to use every scrap of it in their weekend service, to prove they understand the importance of not wasting food. For vegetarians and keen animal-lovers, though, supervising the butchering of a pig isn't going to be easy, nor is persuading cautious British diners to try those parts of a porker they would normally not dare to touch. Continues tomorrow at 8pm.
Executive producers Chloe Solomon and Patrick Uden BBC GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE: Raymond Blanc shares three of his smart restaurant-style recipes in the October issue. Out now, price Â£3.10
With generation after generation of women giving birth in their teens, Britain is witnessing the emergence of a new kind of grandmother - sexy, glamorous and 30-something. But is it a nightmare to see your daughter become a teen mum just like you were? Or can you have it all - a beautiful new baby in the family that you've the youth and energy to enjoy, and can hand right back when it's time for a nappy change?
Director/Producer Tom Edwards First shown on BBC3
A look at the factors that lead to women of a certain age becoming cranky. Narrated by Alison Steadman, with contributions from Sheila Hancock, Stephanie Beacham, Annette Crosbie, Germaine Greer, Jenny Eclair, Muriel Gray and Arabella Weir. Director Claire Storey Lambert : Producer Judith Holder
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