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Grundy's Wonders

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Starring  John Grundy
Original language(s)  English
Producer(s)  Steve Robins
Final episode date  2005
Language  English
Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of episodes  30?
First episode date  2000
Genre  History
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Developed by  Working Wonder Productions (series 6)

Grundy's Wonders is a 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.

Series 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.
  • Series 6

  • Programme 1: "Bricks" (15 September 2005)
    Featured Bamburgh Castle; Bamburgh House; Steel Rigg (Hadrian's Wall); Beverley Minster.
    "Big Boot": Rock cut architecture.
  • Programme 2: "Weather" (6 October 2005)
    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, Newcastle University.
  • Programme 3: "Lead" (13 October 2005)
    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 [1], Weardale.
  • Programme 4: "Listed" (20 October 2005)
    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)
    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)
    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 Muñoz, South Tyneside.
  • References

    Grundy's Wonders Wikipedia

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