Grundy's Wonders

Grundy's Wonders

Infobox Television
show_name = Grundy's Wonders

caption = Title screen
format = Architectural, historical
camera =
picture_format =
audio_format =
runtime = 25 mins approx.
creator =
developer = Working Wonder Productions (series 6)
producer = Steve Robins
executive_producer =
starring = John Grundy
narrated =
theme_music_composer =
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endtheme =
country = flagicon|UK United Kingdom
location = North East England, Cumberland, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire
language = English
network = Tyne Tees Television, ITV
first_aired = 2000
last_aired = 2005
num_episodes = 30?
list_episodes =
chronology =
preceded_by = "Grundy Goes..."
followed_by = "Grundy's Northern Pride"
website =
imdb_id =
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"Grundy's Wonders" is an Tyne Tees Television architecture programme presented by John Grundy, which began in 2000.

On the programme, Grundy explores buildings in north-east England, as well as Cumbria and Yorkshire. Each programme has a particular theme or type of building, and Grundy names his favourite piece of architecture (on the week's theme) his "Grundy's Wonder", and gives a "Big Boot" to things he dislikes.

Grundy presents the programme in an enthusiastic way, while covering many aspects of the northern English region's history; this is also one of few architecture series on television.

Episodes and places visited

eries 5

*Episode 1: "Rock" (26 October 2004) []
Featured the North Bar gateway, Beverley; Burton Agnes Hall; River Glen bridge at Ewart (near Wooler), Northumberland; Swarland Brickworks library (betw. Rothbury and Alnwick), Beamish tram shelter.
"Great Boot of History": BHS store, Northumberland Street, Newcastle.
"Grundy's Wonder": Houses near Crossgate Peth, Durham, with view to Durham Cathedral.
*Episode 3: "Graffiti" (9 November 2004) []
Featured St Paul's Church, Jarrow; Falstow (near Kielder), Northumberland; Hexham Abbey; Berwick Town Hall prison.
"Great Boot of History": Jesmond Metro station.
"Grundy's Wonder": Prison cells, Carlisle Castle; Carlisle Cathedral.

eries 6

*Programme 1: "Bricks" (15 September 2005) [ (Factsheet)]
Featured Bamburgh Castle; Bamburgh House; Steel Rigg (Hadrian's Wall); Beverley Minster.
"Big Boot": Rock cut architecture.
*Programme 2: "Weather" (6 October 2005) [ (Factsheet)]
Featured Swaledale, North Yorkshire; Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole; Nunnykirk Hall, Muker; Joicey Road Open-Air School; Cassop, Co. Durham.
"Big Boot": Badly-designed classrooms.
"Wonder": Devonshire Building, Northumbria University.
*Programme 3: "Lead" (13 October 2005) [ (Factsheet)]
Featured Killhope (former Park Level Mine), Co. Durham; Holmes Linn, Sinderhope, Northumberland; Stublick Chimney, Langley, Northumberland; Allenheads (former colliery); Ireshopeburn (Weardale Museum).
"Big Boot": Slag heaps.
"Wonder": Spar-boxes [] , Weardale.
*Programme 4: "Listed" (20 October 2005) [ (Factsheet)]
About listed buildings.
Featured Ripon Cathedral, Ripon, North Yorks.; Surviving Medieval buildings, Quayside, Newcastle; Newcastle Castle Keep; St Bartholomew's Church, Whittingham, Northumberland.
"Big Boot": Trinity Centre Multi-Storey Car Park, Gateshead.
*Programme 5: "Iron Town" (27 October 2005) [ (Factsheet)]
Grundy pointed out reminders of the rural past in the industrialised Teesside.
Marton, Ormesby Hall, Kirkleatham, Acklam Hall, Eston.
"Big Boot": A66 road.
"Wonder": Middlesbrough.
*Programme 6: "Monuments" (8 November 2005) [ (Factsheet)]
Jesmond Old Cemetery; St Mary's Church, South Dalton, East Riding of Yorkshire; Sykes Sledmere Monument, Garton on the Wolds (near Sledmere), East Riding; Sledmere Eleanor Cross and Waggoner's Memorial, Sledmere; Grey's Monument, Newcastle; Angel of the North, Gateshead; The Spirit of South Tyneside, South Shields.
"Wonder": "Conversation Piece" by Juan Munoz, South Tyneside.

ee also

*John Grundy
*"Grundy's Northern Pride"
*"Grundy Goes..."

External links

* [ "Grundy's Wonders", BFI]

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