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Secrets of Britain’s Great Cathedrals explores ancient cathedrals and abbeys found throughout England and Wales through interviews with historians and experts and breathtaking footage of their legendary facades and soaring interior spaces. Secrets of Britain's Great Cathedrals is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on November 27, 2018.

Secrets of Britain's Great Cathedrals is available for streaming on the PBS Masterpiece website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Secrets of Britain's Great Cathedrals on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, iTunes online.

PBS Masterpiece
1 Season, 8 Episodes
November 27, 2018
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Simon Callow
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Secrets of Britain's Great Cathedrals Full Episode Guide

  • Travel throughout Cambridgeshire to explore the design and construction of Ely Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral and King's College Cambridge.

  • Stepping across the border of England and into Wales, we take a journey to the north - exploring along the way the incredible cathedrals, abbeys and ancient ruins pocketed in the green valleys and rocky contours of this magnificent country.

  • With foundations dating back to 680 AD, discover Worcester Cathedral and one of England's greatest hidden treasures, Tewkesbury Abbey.

  • Towards the north, we explore two of the country's greatest, most well-loved cathedrals, Durham Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral.

  • Throughout this episode, we explore Bath Abbey, sitting alongside the famous hot springs in the old Roman city, and then move on to its foundational sister, Gloucester Cathedral, whose striking turrets stand tall upon the rural skyline.

  • With extraordinary drone footage, we explore the highest tower in the UK, Salisbury Cathedral, and one of the UK's best kept secrets, Wells Cathedral.

  • St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are abundant in history, tradition and Royal connections. We take you deep inside these much-loved institutions that continue to play a living, vital role in the heart of the British capital.

  • Our opening episode takes us to the spectacular pillars and great cornerstones of the Church of England - York Minster and Canterbury Cathedral.