The Hairy Builder with Dave Myers comes to BBC Two
This is a fantastic opportunity for me to learn some new hands-on skills and unravel the mysteries of some of the greatest buildings in the country’s heritageDave Myers
Dave Myers is going to unlock the historical secrets contained in some of Britain’s oldest, most prestigious and architecturally complex large buildings.
With unique access to a team of specialist historical builders from Britain’s oldest masonry company, Dave joins them as an apprentice in quite literally peeling back the layers - floors, ceilings, walls, windows and doors - of some of our most important stately homes, cathedrals and listed buildings, in a quest to investigate the dramas and secrets hidden inside their architectural DNA.
The conservation projects will all be at different stages of work, but whatever the stage, Dave will learn skills with the builders on site and consult with local experts to expose secret stories that even the professional tour guides don’t know about.
Dave will go a step further. Whilst the ongoing conservation work takes place he will also investigate the myriad of stories connected to these amazing buildings: the landscape and local geography, the people who built, lived and worked in them and what they did.
Dave Myers says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to learn some new hands-on skills and unravel the mysteries of some of the greatest buildings in the country’s heritage. I am very excited and proud to be part of it.”
Murray Boland, Executive Producer, says: “We are excited to have Dave’s enthusiasm and energy at the helm of The Hairy Builder and to work with BBC Two on this fascinating series that will reveal the secret layers of some of our Britain’s precious landmarks.”
The series was commissioned by Alex McLeod and will be Executive Produced by Murray Boland, Danielle Lux and Michelle Heeley for CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Company, and Alex McLeod for BBC Two. Series Director is Colin Rothbart.
Regions visited include
- EP 1 Doncaster Mansion House
- Ep 2 Wakefield Cathedral, West Yorkshire
- Ep 3 Castle Drogo Devon
- Ep 4 Clifton Cathedral Bristol
- Ep 5 Wiltons Music Hall
- Episode 6 Bradford City Hall
- Episode 7 Lambeth Palace
- Ep 8 Manchester Cathedral
- Ep 9 Wedgewood Institute, Staffordshire
- Ep10 Pontefract Castle
- Ep 11 Roker Lighthouse Sunderland
- Ep 12 Bramall Hall, Stockport
- Ep 13 Dome of Home, New Brighton
- Ep 14 Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire
- Ep 15 Friars Mill, Leicester