Restoring England's Heritage

2015
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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Expired 3.0 13 x
John Sergeant goes on a journey through Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to look at some of its endangered historic buildings and some which have been restored to their former glory. He travels from Whorlton Castle in North Yorkshire to Wentworth Castle near Barnsley. He discovers a campaign to save the country's only ice factor...
Episodes 2014
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West Midlands

Expired 3.0 8 x
Alistair McGowan journeys through the West Midlands to uncover iconic and historic buildings which are in critical need of renovation. He goes on a personal crusade to the cinema in Evesham he and his sister spent Saturday mornings in, an arts school in Birmingham and a tea pot factory in Staffordshire.
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West

Expired 3.0 10 x
The west of England is home to some of the nation's most treasured historical buildings, but also some of its most endangered. Jules Hudson visits some of the most at-risk buildings in the region to explore whether there is any hope for their restoration, particularly at a time when public and private money is in short sup...
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South West

Expired 3.0 13 x
With limited public funds available for restoration, architect Jeremy Gould tours Devon and Cornwall's crumbling historic buildings and asks what's worth keeping and what should be left to go to ruin.
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North East and Cumbria

Expired 3.0 14 x
Should we save the beautiful or the useful? Chris Jackson sets out to investigate how we decide which of our historic buildings should be preserved for future generations. Gayle Mill in Wensleydale, a finalist in the 2004 Restoration series, shows what can be done to bring history back to life. In a journey across the Nort...
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South

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Historian Tom Holland visits a hospital built in memory of an explorer killed by an elephant, the location of the earliest iron industry in the country and a Portsmouth theatre with an unexpected connection to Ayers Rock in Australia - three important sites on the English Heritage at risk list in the South and all fighting...
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North West

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Louise Minchin investigates the heritage at risk in the North West, and asks if it is too late to save some of its finest historic buildings from ruin. She also joins the congregation who meet in a tent inside Liverpool's oldest church, visits the ancient monument in a St Helens supermarket car park, and reports on the fig...
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South East

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Historian Tom Holland visits an endangered windmill stranded in a back garden in East Sussex and a dockyard church in Sheerness, both battling for survival and on the English Heritage at risk list in the south east. Tom also spends a night in Hadlow Tower, a heritage success story. Taller than Nelson's Column, it was close...
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East Midlands

Expired 3.0 18 x
The bell is tolling for hundreds of historic buildings in a desperate state of decay and dereliction - but can they be saved in time? Selina Scott looks at the East Midlands buildings that are on the restoration critical list and examines what the future holds for them.
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London

Expired 3.0 10 x
With hundreds of London's historic buildings at risk of destruction, Gyles Brandreth reports on the battle to save the capital's rich heritage from the scrap heap.
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