The Big Silence - Episode 3

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. His five volunteers have spent eight days in complete silence, and now it's time to find out the results of Father Christopher's experiment. Will they make silent contemplation a part of their everyday lives? How much will their lives be changed by what they have discovered in their time in silence And will Abbot Christopher's hope, that they will discover a new belief in God, be fulfilled?


  • 2010-11-05 19:00:00 - 2010-11-05 20:00:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-11-05 19:30:00 - 2010-11-05 20:30:00 on BBC Two Wales,
  • 2010-11-17 19:00:00 - 2010-11-17 20:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland,


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