Watch UK telly: Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces

Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces is a wonderful new documentary on the BBC iPlayer. Dan Cruickshank tells the story of a thousand years of palace building in an entertaining and informative manner. It’s a bit dry at times but Cruickshank is a master of bringing excitement to his descriptions of wonderful old British palaces.

For those that have followed the guide to watch the BBC iPlayer when abroad, you can watch it now on the BBC page (If you’re already in the UK, it will play without any fiddling required), but some kind soul has also uploaded it for viewers in the USA/Canada to stream via their desktop computers too:

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.