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The Glorious Grinling Gibbons

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'.

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1 hour

Last on

Thu 18 Aug 2016 03:00


Role Contributor
Series ProducerJohn Mullen
Executive ProducerJonty Claypole
NarratorPaul Copley

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