Britain's Best Buildings
|Britain's Best Buildings|
|Presented by||Dan Cruickshank|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Original airing||1 October 2002|
Britain's Best Buildings is a BBC documentary series in which the TV presenter and architectural historian Dan Cruickshank discusses his selection of the finest examples of British architecture. It was first broadcast on BBC Two in October 2002.
- Harlech Castle 3 May 2006
- Palace of Westminster 10 May 2006
- Hardwick Hall 17 May 2006
- The Circus 18 May 2006
- Forth Bridge
Edited editions of the Palace of Westminster edition (ranging from 5–15 minutes) are often shown on the BBC Parliament channel, when live coverage of the House of Commons, House of Lords, committees etc. ends early, before the beginning of the next programme. These edited editions are used to fill the gaps.
The UKTV channel Yesterday frequently repeats the series. However the episodes are shown in an edited 46 minute format to allow for commercials.
The 2002 companion book to the series, also written by Cruickshank, covers the four buildings featured in the first series along with four additional buildings; these are Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh; Cardiff Castle; Midland Grand Hotel, St. Pancras Station, London; and Highpoint I, London.
- Cruickshank, Dan (10 October 2002). The Story of Britain's Best Buildings. BBC Books (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-563-48823-1.
- Cruickshank, Dan (10 February 2003). The Story of Britain's Best Buildings. Firefly Books (paperback). ISBN 978-1-55297-748-4.
- Britain's Best Buildings BBC press release
- Choosing Britain's Best Buildings by Dan Cruickshank at BBC History
- Building Styles Gallery at BBC History
- Britain's Best Buildings at the Internet Movie Database
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