Phil Spencer's Stately Homes

June 2019

Episode 1 Burghley House

3.0 7 x
Phil visits a masterpiece of Elizabethan architecture set in 1400 acres of Lincolnshire parkland, from its Heaven room and Hell staircase, to its extravagant antiques and gardens
May 2019

Series 2 Episode 4 Blenheim Palace

4.0 3 x
Phil explores the magnificent Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and learns about its 18th century builders, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, and his wife Sarah

Episode 3 Houghton Hall

4.0 1 x
Phil is off to Norfolk and a grand pile built by Britain's first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. He discovers jaw dropping costs, bedrooms, and a giant silver bed.

Episode 2 Belvoir Castle

4.0 8 x
When is a stately home not a stately home? When it's a stately castle. In Leicestershire, Phil tries some medieval pest control and finds evidence of an aristocratic sex scandal and a lost railway.
January 2019

Episode 1 Longleat

4.0 13 x
Phil hears tales of lovesick ghosts as he surveys Longleat's lavish interior décor and some of the most elaborate gardening in history
July 2018

Episode 6 Goodwood

Expired 3.0 13 x
Phil visits the vast estate of Goodwood House in West Sussex, where every acre is dedicated to entertainment - from horses, to cricket, to parties and fast cars

Episode 5 Hopetoun House

Expired 3.0 21 x
Phil travels north of the border to Hopetoun House in the spectacular Scottish Lowlands, where he uncovers the extraordinary history of the lavish house and the vast estate

Episode 4 Holkham Hall

Expired 3.0 20 x
Phil visits the magnificent Holkham Hall, an 18th-century Palladian mansion in north Norfolk to reveal the mind-boggling amounts of materials, labour and money it took to construct
June 2018

Episode 3 Woburn Abbey

3.0 18 x
Phil visits Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, ancestral home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years, with its magical shell grotto, sumptuous state rooms and 3000 acre deer park

Episode 2 Castle Howard

3.0 8 x
Phil visits one of the most celebrated stately homes in Britain: Castle Howard in Yorkshire. It's the setting for TV's Brideshead Revisited and Phil is given an extensive guided tour.
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