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The Manor Reborn Episode 1 of 4

Presented by Penelope Keith and Paul Martin, The Manor Reborn sees a team of historians, experts and volunteers reinterpreting 500-year-old Avebury Manor in Wiltshire, putting the country house in to a national and historic perspective.

From the age of Elizabeth I through to the eve of the Second World War - and taking inspiration from other houses across the country - the series and project will reflect on the story of Britain across five centuries, exploring a wide range of craft and furniture-making skills and revealing the invention of 'the home'.

The house will be restored as an immersive experience - it will be one of only a few National Trust properties open to the public where they can touch, sit on and enjoy all aspects of the house.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 18 Jan 2012 00:55
BBC One except Scotland, Wales

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterPenelope Keith
PresenterPenelope Keith
PresenterPaul Martin
PresenterPaul Martin
PresenterDan Cruickshank
PresenterDan Cruickshank
PresenterAnna Whitelock
Executive ProducerBasil Comely
Executive ProducerBasil Comely
Series ProducerKate Shiers
Set DesignerRussell Sage
Set DesignerRussell Sage
Set DesignerDavid Howard
Set DesignerDavid Howard