A short new series covering a year in the life of Canterbury Cathedral will be shown on BBC2 this month. The producers had unparalleled access to the cathedral over the course of a year, and the series will take audiences inside the building and its community. Viewers will get an insight into the workings of the cathedral – the Dean and Chapter, as well as the wider community of choristers (including the new all-girl choir), the stained-glass conservationists, stonemasons, apprentices, and the many pilgrims.
Vidimus readers will be interested to see the renewal work on the fabric of the building, including on the stonework of the Great South Window, and the stained glass from the cathedral that travelled outside the cathedral precincts for the first time in its 800-year existence, exhibited in the USA.
‘Canterbury Cathedral’ will be shown on the 12, 15 and 19 December at 9pm on BBC2, and will be available on the BBC iPlayer.