Dave Myers becomes The Hairy Builder to uncover cathedral history

Dave Myres, one half of the Hairy Bikers, became the Hairy Builder in Wakefield.
Dave Myres, one half of the Hairy Bikers, became the Hairy Builder in Wakefield.

Wakefield Cathedral is being presented to the nation tonight on a new BBC 2 series on historic buildings.

The Hairy Builder airs at 6.30pm with Hairy Biker Dave Myers who visited the city last year to film part of the three-week series.

Tonight’s episode will see him visiting the cathedral where he opened a time capsule found during its restoration.

He will also be putting his sheep herding skills to the test to mark the town’s former booming wool trade.

Better known as one half of peripatetic biking chefs The Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers has rolled up his sleeves and become an apprentice builder as he investigates the historical past, secrets and dramas of listed buildings, cathedrals and stately homes from Devon to Sunderland.

The history of Wakefield Cathedral will be on BBC 2 at 6.30pm.