Men Of Stone

Julian Richards tells the story of Portland Stone and the men who quarried it.

Episodes

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0101Portland - The Jurassic Park2006073020070616
20080804 (BBC7)
20090105 (BBC7)
20091130 (BBC7)
20091201 (BBC7)
20100705 (BBC7)

The story of Portland Rock and the quarrying of its famous stone in Dorset.

Julian Richards investigates Mesolithic masonry.

The story of Portland Rock and the quarrying of its famous stone in Dorset.

An investigation of Mesolithic masonry.

The story of Portland Rock, and the quarrying of its famous stone.

0102Quarrying, Cruelty And The Crown

0102Quarrying, Cruelty And The Crown2006080620070623
20080805 (BBC7)
20090106 (BBC7)
20091201 (BBC7)
20091202 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)

Julian Richards tells the story of the early days of quarrying for Portland stone in Dorset and its royal connections.

Julian Richards looks back at quarrying for Portland stone and its royal connections.

Julian Richards tells the story of the early days of quarrying for Portland Stone and its royal connections.

Featuring the early days of the quarrying industry, Portland's royal connections and an ancient form of local government.

The early days of the industry and an ancient form of local government.

0103The Choice Of The Professionals2006081320070630
20080806 (BBC7)
20090107 (BBC7)
20091202 (BBC7)
20091203 (BBC7)
20100707 (BBC7)

From Jones to Parry via Wren and Lutyens - Julian Richards tells the story of Dorset's Portland stone and London's cityscape.

From Jones to Parry via Wren and Lutyens - Julian Richards on Dorset's Portland stone.

From Jones to Parry via Wren and Lutyens - Julian Richards on Portland Stone in Dorset.

From Jones to Parry, via Wren and Lutyens, the story of Portland Stone.

From Jones to Parry, via Wren and Lutyens, Julian Richards tells the story of Portland Stone and London's cityscape.

Featuring the men who created London's cityscape, from Jones to Parry via Wren and Lutyens.

How Jones, Parry, Wren and Lutyens shaped London's cityscape.

0104Island Life Then
0104Island Life Then2006082020070707
20080807 (BBC7)
20090108 (BBC7)
20091203 (BBC7)
20091204 (BBC7)
20100708 (BBC7)

Julian Richards takes a trip through time to uncover some of Portland's social history, from pregnant brides to taboo mammals.

Uncovering some of Portland's social history, from pregnant brides to taboo mammals.

Julian Richards uncovers Portland's social history, from pregnant brides to taboo mammals.

Portland's social history features pregnant brides, taboo mammals, women's rights and quarrymen's nicknames.

A trip through time to uncover some of Portland's social history.

0105Island Life Now
0105Island Life Now
0105 LASTIsland Life Now2006082720070714
20080808 (BBC7)
20090109 (BBC7)
20091204 (BBC7)
20091205 (BBC7)
20100709 (BBC7)

Is the Dorset stone industry's future underground? And what do you do with a worked-out quarry? Julian Richards investigates.

Is the Dorset stone industry's future underground? Julian Richards investigates.

Is the future for the industry to go underground?

Is the future for the industry to go underground? And what do you do with a worked out quarry? Julian Richards investigates.

Does the future of the industry lie underground?

Is the future for the industry to go underground, and what happens to the quarries?