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House of Benney

Series celebrating handcrafted objects made under the royal warrant. Simon Benney makes jewellery and household objects for the royal family and private clients.

In a small workshop in a country house in Wiltshire, silversmith Simon Benney makes distinctive jewellery and exquisite household objects for the royal family and private clients. Simon is following in the footsteps of his father Gerald Benney, who revolutionised the design of British silverware in the postwar era. This film follows the making of an engraved gold and diamond pendant, featuring Simon's trademark enamel finish, using techniques his father learnt from Faberge.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 Jan 2020 02:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:18

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Prelude)

    Performer: Natalie Clein.


Role Contributor
Narrator Zoe Wanamaker
Producer Spike Geilinger
Director Spike Geilinger
Executive Producer Richard Bright
Series Producer Matthew Springford


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