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16.08.03

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The nation votes for Greyfriars Tower


Restoration results from second programme revealed


Speaking from the Tower of London, Griff Rhys Jones revealed last night (Friday 15 August) that the nation had chosen Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn, Norfolk, to be the second building to go through to the final of the BBC TWO series - Restoration.


Last Tuesday (12 August), in the second programme of the ten-part series, Griff called on viewers to choose between Greyfriars Tower and two other buildings - Coalhouse Fort in Thurrock and Moulton Windmill in Moulton.


Information on all three buildings is available through the website - www.bbc.co.uk/restoration.


Greyfriars Tower is a beautiful 14th century building and the oldest contender in the series.


It is the most substantial remnant of the four friaries that existed in King's Lynn and the best surviving Franciscan tower in the country.


Friday's result means that Greyfriars Tower will now become one of ten buildings to be featured in the live final at the Tower of London in mid-September.


Here a nationwide vote will decide which building should be given a new lease of life with money raised throughout the course of the series.


In Friday's programme three more buildings were featured for viewers to choose between – Mavisbank in Edinburgh; the Lino Works in Kirkcaldy and the Britannia Music Hall in Glasgow.


Next Tuesday's episode of Restoration (19 August) will reveal which of these will become the third building to go through to the final.


Lines are now open and viewers can vote by calling
0901 077 77 77.


Restoration is produced by Endemol UK Productions for BBC Scotland and currently transmits on BBC TWO on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.00pm.


Restoration voting lines are open for three days for each programme from 2.00am on the day prior to transmission until midnight on the day after.


Notes to Editors


The nation votes for Victoria Baths (13.08.03)


Restoration required across the UK (08.08.03)


Restoration - press pack (18.07.03)


Restoration - saving Britain's heritage (19.03.03)


BBC TWO viewers vote to save our national heritage (09.07.02)


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