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The Big Silence - Episode 1


Abbot Christopher Jamison, a Benedictine monk, believes that he can teach five ordinary people the value of silent meditation, as practised by monks in monasteries, so they can make it part of their everyday lives. He sets up a three-month experiment to test out whether the ancient Chrisitan tradition of silence can become part of modern lives. In this episode, Christopher brings the five volunteers to his own monastery, Worth Abbey, before sending them to begin a daunting eight days in complete silence at a specialist retreat centre.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-10-22 19:00:00 - 2010-10-22 20:00:00 on BBC Two England,
  • 2010-10-22 21:00:00 - 2010-10-22 22:00:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland,
  • 2010-10-27 19:00:00 - 2010-10-27 20:00:00 on BBC Two Wales,
  • 2010-11-03 19:00:00 - 2010-11-03 20:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland,

Credits

  • Series Producer Dollan Cannell
  • Executive Producer John Blake
  • Executive Producer Charles Brand
  • Series Producer Dollan Cannell
  • Executive Producer John Blake
  • Executive Producer Charles Brand