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Cathedral Conversation - Ceremony and Society

Episode 1 of 5

Duration:
14 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 April 2012

Ceremony and Society: Rev. Giles Fraser, the former Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral, and David Rennie, Political Editor of The Economist discuss the past and present importance of St Paul's in the life of the nation. Wren's masterpiece rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the Great Fire of London. It inspired the city's will to resist the Blitz and it celebrated the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Now it has lost its dominance of the London skyline to the skyscraper temples of Mammon and has been besieged by the protesters of the 'Occupy' movement. Producer, Peter Everett.

  • David Rennie and Giles Fraser

    David Rennie and Giles Fraser

    In Part One: Ceremony and Society, Rev. Giles Fraser, the former Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, and David Rennie, Political Editor of The Economist, discuss the past and present importance of St Paul’s in the life of the nation. Wren’s masterpiece rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the Great Fire of London. It inspired the city’s will to resist the Blitz and it celebrated the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Now has it lost its dominance of the London skyline to the towering temples of Mammon and does it need a new narrative in the aftermath of being besieged by the protesters of the ‘Occupy’ movement?

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    Afternoon Drama 'Coming to Jerusalem'

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