2003 - 2004, History
Viewers vote to restore a building in need of conservation.

Episode Guide

  • Restoration - Wales (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:


    The first Welsh-built stone castle at Cardigan; art deco cinema in the Newbridge Miners' Institute and Memorial Hall; one of Wales' last remaining workhouses in Powys.

  • Restoration - South West (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    South West

    A Victorian cemetery, the ruins of Poltimore House and Whitfield Tabernacle are candidates for restoration.

  • Restoration - South East (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    South East

    Archbishop's palace in Kent; Twickenham residence with papier-mache interiors; a Victorian monument pays tribute to a sea captain.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:


    Griff Rhys Jones and Natasha Kaplinsky introduce the winning building.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:


    Griff Rhys Jones presents the seven buildings entered into the final, and also reveals an eighth contender.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:


    Choices in the Midlands and East of England are Bawdsey Transmitter Block; Lord Byron's home, Newstead Abbey; and the Old Grammar School and Saracen's Head.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:


    The Lockkeepers Cottage on the banks of the first canal in Britain; Armagh Gaol, Northern Ireland's oldest prison; Derry Playhouse.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:


    Visiting an idyllic mill in the Yorkshire Dales and the Tudor ruins of Sheffield House where Mary, Queen of Scots was once imprisoned.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:


    Unearthing relics of Cornwall's industrial past at South Caradon Mine; hidden staircase at Sherborne House in Dorset; Castle House.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:


    Competing Scottish properties include the imposing fortress Portencross Castle, the remote Knockando Wool Mill and the Hall of Clestrain.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:


    The viewers' choice of the ultimate winner is revealed.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:


    Griff Rhys Jones unveils the 10 finalist buildings that will battle it out to receive restoration funding.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:


    The ten finalist buildings are unveiled.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:


    A Victorian music hall in East London; a mausoleum in Kent; Broomfield House in Enfield.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:


    Possible restoration projects include Llanelly House, an Anglesey copper mine and Vaynol Old Hall.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:


    Buildings considered for restoration include Ravensworth Castle, a prisoner-of-war camp at Harperly and a trophy home in the grounds of Wentworth Castle.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:


    A Shetland croft, Kinloch Castle and a former TB sanatorium near Aberdeen are among the sites up for restoration.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:


    Appeals to save an industrial site, a late-Victorian coffin works and the Cathedral of the Potteries.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:


    Pleading the cases for restoring a country house, a rural mill and a Belfast arts centre.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:


    The three buildings in need of conservation are a Palladian villa, a music hall and a linoleum factory.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    Viewers vote for whether a coastal fort, Britain's tallest windmill or a Franciscan tower should be restored.

  • Restoration - Restoration (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:


    The journey begins in northwest England with the romantic ruin of Bath Hall, the art nouveau Victoria Baths and the historical Brackenhill Tower.