Sunday, 7 August 2011

To The Manor Reborn

Most of us of a certain classic vintage shall remember that stately television series, To The Manor Born, starring Penelope Keith CBE DL.

I am keenly anticipating a brand new BBC series, to be broadcast later this year, entitled To The Manor Reborn.

Avebury Manor in Wiltshire is to be completely restored for a new BBC One series presented by Keith. The four, hour-long episodes will see the National Trust property refurbished by a team of historians, experts, and volunteers.

Keith will be joined by the Flog It! presenter Paul Martin.The series will follow the refurbishment of the 500-year-old property in Avebury as it is brought back to life.

Teams of craftsmen, furniture makers and interior design experts will restore the interior of the Grade I listed house to reflect its long history.

Among the guests on To The Manor Reborn will be the excellent architectural expert, Dan Cruickshank.

Avebury Manor will be closed for much of the year while the series is being filmed. It will be reopened as an "immersive experience" in the autumn.

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