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Two palatial houses including the magnificent Hardwick Hall, a portrait with a hidden past and a glimpse into the early colonisation of the Americas.
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Paul McCartney’s childhood home is lovingly restored, a unique collection of photos is discovered in Liverpool, and an intriguing modern art installation is saved from collapse.
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