Preview – Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery

Picture Shows: The cloisters at Downside Abbey. Image Credit: BBC/Tigerlily Productions/Neal Wallace.

Need to wind down a bit? Then how about a little bit of slow TV to bring some calmness into your life.

For the next three days BBC Four takes us into three monasteries for a bit of peace, quiet and spirituality, starting off at Downside Abbey in Somerset, then Pluscarden Abbey in Moray, and finally Belmont Abbey in Herefordshire.

There is no narration, talking or soundtrack; just quietness as we see the local monks tending to their daily duties.

Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery is on BBC Four at 21.00 between Tuesday and Thursday.