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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'.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 27 Mar 2013 22:45


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerJonty Claypole
Executive ProducerJonty Claypole
NarratorPaul Copley
NarratorPaul Copley

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