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Cathedrals

In this series of three films, the acclaimed documentary film maker, Richard Alwyn, goes behind the scenes in three of England's Church of England Cathedrals - Wakefield, Wells and Southwark. 

Each film explores in different ways the purpose and daily workings of these extraordinary edifices that stud the English landscape. What are they for? What do they do? Who uses them and how? Are they meeting places between heaven and earth, timeless containers of sacred space? Or empty shells, nothing more than feats of engineering, architecture, but essentially relics – anachronisms in a secular world.