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    Posted by Plantaganet (U15842935) on Wednesday, 13th November 2013

    Having enjoyed Michael Portillo visiting Winchester Cathedral earlier in the evening [Great Railway Journeys] I found this one uninspiring. If I was Archbishop of York I'd be chasing the cosy Dean and Bishop about their much declined, largely elderly congregation and Roman Catholic attire - I'm all for High Church but I like to know which church my clergy belong to.
    'Watchable' is the best I can say - I will stay with it another week.

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    Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Wednesday, 13th November 2013

    A bit to much 'politics' for my liking....and Wakefield Cathedral has never looked so depressing, {I walk past it at least once a week} even if it was Winter and the 'decorators' were in, it still looked awful.
    But I'm guessing that's how the film maker wanted it to look like.

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Wednesday, 13th November 2013

    I really enjoyed this programme AND the politics of the merger - I think the Dean of Wakefield was a "Jeremy from Airport" in the making, and I quite liked him.

    Is this series being made by the same team that did a reality show about Westminster Abbey last year? It has a similar feel to it, and would seem like a logical progression to go from making a documentary about a year in the life of one of the most famous national churches to looking at life in a provincial cathedral.

    Did seem that "politics" in the chapter of Wakefield is mostly about organising tea parties so all the folk can come over and have a civilised chat (before the Archbishop of York refers your decision to a General Synod to overturn your opposition)

    Wasn't sure about this one, but it's a winner for me.

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    Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Thursday, 21st November 2013

    Enjoyed this weeks one - Wells.

    No politics just visitors and local people talking about the Cathedral....simply, yet very powerful.

    Loved the Lady by the Clock.

    And the Cat.smiley - smiley

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    Posted by billy_bumble (U14467942) on Thursday, 21st November 2013

    Wells is a gorgeous cathedral

    But I found the whole interview thing boring and trite with rather silly questions- filled up too much of the programme

    Poor show IMO BBC

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    Posted by the_cleaner (U3423083) on Thursday, 21st November 2013

    Wells is a gorgeous cathedral

    But I found the whole interview thing boring and trite with rather silly questions- filled up too much of the programme

    Poor show IMO BBC 
    "filled up too much of the programme"

    Just about all of it, was the interviews - and a 'simple' way yes, but for me, effective.

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    Posted by PaulHammond (U5000908) on Saturday, 23rd November 2013

    I enjoyed this one. Different from the first one. That was really behind the scenes with the professionals, this one concentrated on the visitors and the volunteers. The clock lady was a really surprising interviewee, especially when she came out as a drug addict in the 60s later on in the programme. Touching and varied, I thought - and interesting that it was SO different in feel from the first programme which focussed on diocesian politics.

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