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Britain's Best Buildings
Genre Documentary
Presented by Dan Cruickshank
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 9
Producer(s) Martin Mortimore
Naomi Austin
Tanya Batchelor
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor BBC
Original channel BBC Two
Original airing October 1, 2002
External links
Official website

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.


Episode list


Season one

  1. Tower Bridge
  2. Blenheim Palace
  3. Durham Cathedral
  4. Windsor Castle

Season two

  1. Harlech Castle May 3, 2006
  2. Palace of Westminster May 10, 2006
  3. Hardwick Hall May 17, 2006
  4. The Circus May 18, 2006
  5. 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.

Companion book

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.

Selected editions

  • Cruickshank, Dan (Oct 10, 2002). The Story of Britain's Best Buildings. BBC Books (hardcover). ISBN 978-0563488231.  
  • Cruickshank, Dan (Feb 10, 2003). The Story of Britain's Best Buildings. Firefly Books (paperback). ISBN 978-1552977484.  

External links


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