Big Ben: Saving the World’s Most Famous Clock, is a three-part documentary series on the grandest of scales about restoration work on the iconic clock tower, which will see the bells silenced for the next four years. Beginning with a feature-length episode, Anna Keay, Director of Landmark Trust, goes behind the scenes on this massive project, and talks to Parliament’s principal architect and the three clockmakers who have the challenging task of taking the gigantic mechanism apart for the first time in nearly 160 years. The programme also examines the history of the clock tower, revealing how it was almost never built in the first place.
Produced and Directed by Jenny Dames
Editor: Eddie Haselden
Executive Producers: Bernie Kaye and Will Smith
Broadcaster: Channel 4