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The Country House Revealed – Wentworth Woodhouse

Our nephew, Tim Cragg, whom we have mentioned before, has just emailed to remind us that tonight at 9 o’clock on BBC 2 we have a chance to see a documentary (I presume) about Wentworth Woodhouse, Britain’s biggest stately home, once described as ‘the mansion of mystery and malice’.

I thought it might be worth mentioning here. We shall certainly watch it, although whether the mysteries will be solved Tim does not say (some years ago a previous owner burnt all the family papers, obviously to hide some secret he did not want revealed, but what??!).

Tim is the cameraman, Dan Cruikshank the presenter…


5 comments for “The Country House Revealed – Wentworth Woodhouse”

  1. Hi Marion

    I shall be watching this programme tonight, Wentworth Woodhouse is approximately 15 minutes from where I grew up. Andy and I are both on holiday from work next week and as we are not visiting our favourite place, Tom’s Barn, I think we shall take a walk around the grounds and call for a pub lunch in Wentworth. If only we were walking around Carsington and calling at the Olde Gate Inn at Brassington – ah well, I can dream…


    Posted by Jayne Macey | May 31, 2011, 6:26 pm
    • Jayne, living so near, do you know any of the answers to the various mysteries? Please tell…!

      Have a lovely half term – wish you were here!

      Posted by Marion F-S | May 31, 2011, 7:37 pm
  2. No mysteries to speak of – that much was disappointing but we enjoyed it otherwise – and the photography!

    Posted by Marion F-S | May 31, 2011, 9:26 pm
  3. My plans didn’t come into fruition as a friend called and I had to the record the programme.

    You might like to read the book about Wentworth Woodhouse and the Fitzwilliam family. It is called Black Diamonds and apparently it is a very good read.

    Posted by Jayne Macey | June 1, 2011, 10:58 am
    • Jayne, hello again, and thank you for this suggestion. Funnily enough (or maybe not!) another friend has also recommended Black Diamonds so I shall certainly get hold of a copy. I’ll be interested to know what you think of the film. It was mostly about the actual house – which is amazing – and its history; an odd choice of an heir some time ago, but nothing about the more recent excitements.

      Posted by Marion F-S | June 1, 2011, 1:32 pm

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