Big House

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Restoration Home, Series 1 Episode 6 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Once a building of grandeur and influence, Big House is now a carcass. But digging deep into the archives, the property's historical and architectural roots, gives an insight into the wealth and power of an empire built on one of the country's most precious commodities - coal. And it provides an intriguing tale about the dirty tricks of political corruption.

Why did this house fall into rack and ruin? Can it ever be returned to its former glory and who can tell what it looked like in its heyday?

Owner, Alun, has lived in this part of the world all his life and dreamed of owning Big House ever since he was a small boy. Almost 10 years ago, he bought it. He's got a big job on his hands. Progress has been painfully slow but his aim it to turn Big House into a home.

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  • Restoration Home: Being the private eye of the past

    Restoration Home: Being the private eye of the past

    Presenter and social historian Dr Kate Williams on researching the history of the show's buildings: "At times, it seemed as if the answers would never be found - and then the most incredible sources turned up."

    Read and comment on Kate's post on the BBC TV blog
  • Photo: Big House

    Photo: Big House

    The team have got their work cut out for them as they take on the Big House in Pembrokeshire as their latest restoration project. Here they work tirelessly to bring this dilapidated ruin back to its former glory.

Credits

Executive Producer
Annette Clarke
Executive Producer
Annette Clarke
Director
Joff Wilson
Director
Joff Wilson
Series Producer
Joff Wilson
Series Producer
Joff Wilson

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Kieran Long and Dr Kate Williams

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