BBC's Restoration program resembles Big Brother


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More details are available about the upcoming Restoration series of 10 programmes on BBC2.

The programme will run as a viewer vote, the winning structure out of 30 offered will receive the restoration money. The structures include Clevedon pier, a Scottish folly, the Art Nouveau Victoria Baths in Manchester, as well as Moulton windmill - the cheapest project, requiring £500,000.

Celebrities including Richard E Grant, Fiona Bruce and Robert Hardy will champion their favourite buildings in a similar way to the BBC2 series Great Britons. The voting telephone line used by the audience will raise funds for the winning building, and the organisers said they were optimistic that, with the help of matching funding from bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, enough would be raised to help even the costliest project. An appeal will encourage public donations. Mills: [Moulton]
See also:Transmission details for BBC Restoration series (21/7/03)
See also:Moulton mill Heritage Lottery Grant (25/5/03) Tags: [tv] [bbc]
Item: #56, Posted: 22/3/03.


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