The Glorious Grinling Gibbons

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Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Series about great British woodworkers continues by looking at the life and work of Grinling Gibbons. He isn't a household name, but he is the greatest woodcarver the British Isles has ever produced. Working in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London, Gibbons created delightful carved masterpieces for the likes of Charles II and William of Orange. This film explores the genius of the man they called the 'Michelangelo of wood'.

Credits

Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole
Narrator
Paul Copley
Narrator
Paul Copley

Broadcasts

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