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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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Jonathan Foyle visits neo-gothic Victorian buildings in northern England, as gothic moved from sacred to secular to become the north's civic style of choice. Show more

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 1: Durham Cathedral

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets. His journey begins in the North East of England at Durham Cathedral. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 2: Lincoln Cathedral

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales iconic structures to reveal their secrets. The gothic Lincoln Cathedral, built in 1183, was once the tallest building in Britain. Show more

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 3: Caernarfon Castle

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets. Next up is Caernarfon Castle, built in 1283. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 4: New College, Oxford

Duration: 29 minutes

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

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets. Jonathan's journey takes him to New College in Oxford. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 5: Layer Marney Tower

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets. The next step in Jonathan's journey takes him to Layer Marney Tower. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 14: Lloyd's Building

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales iconic structures to reveal their secrets. He investigates the high-tech architecture of the Lloyd's Building in the City of London. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 15: Imperial War Museum

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales iconic structures to reveal their secrets. Here, he explores the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, designed by Daniel Libeskind. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 6: Burghley House

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets. Jonathan's journey takes him to Burghley House in Lincolnshire. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 7: St Paul's Cathedral

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets. Jonathan's journey takes him to St Paul's Cathedral in London. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 8: Blenheim Palace

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal the buildings' secrets. Jonathan's journey takes him to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Show more

Contributors

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

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Jonathan Foyle looks for clues in Henry VIII's art to glimpse what was going on inside the king's head as he faced his darkest days following his divorce and break with Rome. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Jonathan Foyle looks at the palaces, tapestries, music and paintings created in King Henry VIII's name and asks if they compensate for the religious treasures he later destroyed. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Quiz hosted by Kirsty Young that delves into one of the most remarkable periods in British history. Two teams of historians answer questions on all aspects of Tudor life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Kirsty Young
Executive Producer:
Caroline Wright
Producer:
Jon Kelly
Panellist:
Anna Whitelock
Panellist:
Greg Jenner
Panellist:
Kate Williams
Panellist:
Jonathan Foyle

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Channel Islands

Jonathan Foyle sails the River Tamar in Cornwall to discover how mineral wealth shaped the history of this valley. Show more

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 9: Clifton Suspension Bridge

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's iconic structures to reveal their secrets. He explores Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 10: St Pancras

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Dr Jonathan Foyle studies St Pancras, a masterpiece of Victorian design. He investigates the techniques used to construct both the train terminal and the Midland Hotel. Show more

Contributors

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

Climbing Great Buildings

Episode 11: Glasgow School of Art

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Dr Jonathan Foyle scales Britain's most iconic structures to reveal their secrets. Jonathan's journey takes him to the Glasgow School of Art, built from 1897. Show more

Contributors

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