Pagans And Pilgrims

July 2016
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S1 Ep6 - Caves

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Caves - This week, Ifor sets out to understand what happens when our religious urges drive us underground. His first stop is Lud’s Church in Derbyshire, one of the most dramatic and eerie holy paces in the land, it was once described as “the place for the Devil to say matins”. He then heads back 14,000 years to find evidence of perhaps the oldest holy place in Britain. He follows in the footsteps of St Cuthbert’s body as it was shifted between caves in the north of England to escaped the attent...
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Series 1 Ep 5

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Islands - This week, Ifor sets out to understand the appeal of islands as Holy retreats. It may seem obvious that we would feel closer to the divine surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of an island but Ifor soon discovers there is a far deeper reason they became such a major aspect of religion. His journey takes him from the Lake District to the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral, from our most famous holy island at Lindisfarne to the Western Isles in Scotland where an ancient Christian ho...
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S1 Ep3 - Trees And Mountains

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Trees and Mountains - Presenter and Welsh poet Ifor ap Glyn explores the wealth of Britain's extraordinary holy places on a pilgrimage that spans almost 2,000 years of history. Ifor visits trees and mountains as a way of understanding the journey Britain undertook from the old Pagan religion to Christianity. His journey starts in Glastonbury, site of the famous tor and the Thorns, the most holy trees in the country. Ifor visits a bleeding yew tree that has divided opinion for 600 years and, in ...
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S1 Ep1 - Ruins

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Ruins - Presenter and Welsh poet Ifor ap Glyn explores the wealth of Britain's extraordinary holy places on a pilgrimage that spans almost 2,000 years of history. Ifor discovers the myths and legends of some of Britain's most sacred places. In the first episode, Ifor explores why ruins are among the best-preserved and most-loved holy sites in Britain. He visits the famous ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, the mystical atmosphere of Wales's best-preserved Roman site, the battered remains of Coventr...
December 2015
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S1 Ep4 - Shrines

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Shrines - Presenter Ifor ap Glyn explores the wealth of Britain’s extraordinary holy places on a pilgrimage that spans almost 2,000 years of history. Travelling across the breadth of the UK, Ifor will uncover the stories behind many of our most famous sites, explaining the myths and legends of some of Britain’s most sacred places. This week, Ifor sets out to understand the appeal of Shrines. For those outside the Catholic and Orthodox church there is something vaguely unsettling about Shrines. ...
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S1 Ep2 - Water

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Water - Presenter and Welsh poet Ifor ap Glyn explores the wealth of Britain’s extraordinary holy places on a pilgrimage that spans almost 2,000 years of history. This episode, Ifor explores why water crops up again and again as the essential element in many of our most holy places. His journey takes him to our oldest mass baptismal pool to the site on Loch Ness where Celtic missionaries battling the forces of paganism first encountered the legendary monster. (From the UK) (Documentary) G CC
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