The Guest Wing

Series 1 - Episode 3

Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

Another week, another stately home that needs to bring in the punters to help pay for its upkeep. At Carlton Towers in North Yorkshire, the Fitzalan Howards are welcoming the Yorkshire Afghan Hound Society – “I’d be jealous of their hair” says Lady Emma when asked if she’d like one. Their chairwoman is a real Hyacinth Bucket, asking Lord Gerald (more of a Jack Russell type) with excruciating politeness to present the rosette.

Up the road in Northumberland, Sir Humphry Wakefield is waiting for guests for one of Chillingham Castle’s ghost tours. He’s just hoping they won’t leave sweat stains on a silk-backed chair. The horror!

About this programme

3/6. Everyday life at Northumberland's Chillingham Castle, where the members of staff try to tactfully deal with the whims of their employer, baronet Humphry Wakefield, as the estate prepares to welcome a band of ghost-hunting tourists. Meanwhile, Carlton Towers in East Yorkshire hosts an annual dog show for Afghan hounds.

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