23 episodes

A deep dive into all things Country House. 

The Country House Podcast Hancock Productions

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A deep dive into all things Country House. 

    The History & Culture Of Country House Opera With Carl Ross | The Country House Podcast 23

    The History & Culture Of Country House Opera With Carl Ross | The Country House Podcast 23

    In this episode we are joined by Carl Ross of Nevill Holt to discuss the history and culture of the quintessentially English Country House Opera festival.

    You can get 15% off your Nevill Holt Festival ticket with the code CHP15 at https://nevillholtfestival.com/. Ts&Cs below!

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    This offer begins on Tuesday 23rd April and will run for 2 weeks. Subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Cannot be combined with other discounts or retrospectively. Excludes tickets to the 5pm Magic Flute performances, Ronnie Scotts performances, Elizabeth Day, Alice Robert, and Aggers/Tuffers.

    • 32 min
    Blenheim Palace: The Most Inhospitable Home In England? | The Country House Podcast 22

    Blenheim Palace: The Most Inhospitable Home In England? | The Country House Podcast 22

    Today we discuss another of Vanbrugh's works, Blenheim Palace, coined by Alexander Pope as the most inhospitable home in England.

    • 41 min
    Sir John Vanbrugh: The Greatest English Country House Architect? | The Country House Podcast 21

    Sir John Vanbrugh: The Greatest English Country House Architect? | The Country House Podcast 21

    In today's episode we discuss the life of Sir John Vanbrugh through his greatest works, a radical figure in theatre, design, politics and art. Sir John Vanbrugh's legacy is kept alive most notably by Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.

    • 44 min
    Country Sports Of The Country House With Tim Bonner | The Country House Podcast 20

    Country Sports Of The Country House With Tim Bonner | The Country House Podcast 20

    In today's episode we are joined by the Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Tim Bonner, to discuss the relationship between the country house and country sports. 

    • 33 min
    Sandringham House: The Royal Retreat | The Country House Podcast 19

    Sandringham House: The Royal Retreat | The Country House Podcast 19

    In today's episode, Geoff, Conor and Ben discuss Sandringham House, a long-running Royal retreat. We discuss the criticisms of the estate, the joyful traditions, and the significance of the community's relationship with the house.

    • 37 min
    What Causes The Transition Of Country House Design Eras? | The Country House Podcast 18

    What Causes The Transition Of Country House Design Eras? | The Country House Podcast 18

    In this instalment of The Country House Podcast, hosts Geoff, Conor and Ben discuss how the politics and goings-on of the time influenced the architectural styles and designs of country houses. Much ground is covered, from the Norman conquest to William and Mary and beyond. 

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    • 45 min

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