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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Network TV BBC Week 42: Unplaced

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The Big Silence Ep 1/3

New series
Friday 22 October
7.00-8.00pm BBC TWO
L-R: Helen Doughty, David Dalglish, Trish Adudu, Jon Treanor and Carrie Lloyd
L-R: Helen Doughty, David Dalglish, Trish Adudu, Jon Treanor and Carrie Lloyd

The Big Silence, a new three-part series, follows five people who have taken time out of their daily lives in an attempt to understand just why silence is so elusive and hard to attain in modern-day society.

Carrie, David, Helen, Jon and Trish all have modern, high-pressured jobs in various demanding trades: business, teaching, PR, media and hospitality. They live hectic lives surrounded by constant white noise – internet, text, mobile phone, conference-calling and multi-media. All of them are aware of something profoundly missing from their lifestyles and are looking for an opportunity to find a more spiritual dimension to their lives.

Guiding the volunteers on their spiritual journey is Abbot Christopher Jamison of Worth Abbey in West Sussex, whom many viewers will remember from popular BBC Two series The Monastery.

As a Benedictine monk, Christopher is steeped in the Catholic tradition of the contemplative life, but he is convinced that everyone in the "real" world outside the monastery can also benefit from sustained, regular periods of silence.


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