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The Dome: A Secret of World War Two

Stephen Fry reveals the secret of the Langham Dome in Norfolk, a building that holds a special place in the history and which was recently rescued from ruin by enthusiasts.

Stephen Fry reveals the secret of a unique World War Two building in Norfolk.

Known affectionately as the Christmas Pudding, the Langham Dome holds a special place not only in the history of warfare but also in the development of 21st-century entertainment. Recently rescued from ruin by a dedicated bunch of enthusiasts after 50 years, its secrets are finally revealed.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 17 May 2015 14:55

WW2 Langham training dome

WW2 Langham training dome

Langham Dome in north Norfolk, one of only six remaining training domes in the country, was built in 1942 and sits on the edge of a former RAF base.

Film of enemy planes was projected onto its walls for target practise.

A museum in the restored concrete structure has been restored following grants from English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Read the full feature on the BBC News website

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Fry
Presenter Charlie Gauvain
Director Clive Dunn

Broadcast

  • Sun 17 May 2015 14:55