Over the past few months, the Leicester based Wyggeston Lodge and its’ members have been filmed as part of the forthcoming new four-part documentary ‘Inside The Freemasons’ to be shown on Sky 1 this winter.
The exclusive documentary will feature the most in-depth look ever at the Freemasons in the run up to our 300th anniversary in 2017. With footage of Freemason ceremonies, never seen before on television, ‘Inside The Freemasons’ uses unprecedented access to the United Grand Lodge of England and its lodges, including the Wyggeston Lodge, to introduce viewers to members of the society as it approaches its tercentenary next year.
W.Bro. Andy Green, a member of the Wyggeston Lodge, will feature along with other members of the lodge sharing what it means to be a Freemason in the modern age: “Freemasonry has given me confidence, transferable skills, a great deal of enjoyment and so many genuine friends. I’m therefore extremely proud to be part of this ground-breaking documentary which will bust the myths surrounding our wonderful fraternity and show the public what we are really all about.”
Viewers will also learn the truth behind the regalia, the jewels, the handshakes and the symbolic working tools as they get to know masons from all walks of life.
Siobhan Mulholland, Commissioning Editor, Sky Factual said: “We can’t wait to use this unique access to show Sky viewers the real Freemasons as we look at little known history and traditions, determining myth from truth.”
Emma Read, executive producer for Emporium Productions, who are making the documentary, said: “We’re thrilled to have been given such unprecedented access to the hidden world of the Freemasons to make a documentary series. Most people are familiar with Freemasons as an organisation, but few actually know who they are, what ‘lodge life’ is really like and why men join in the 21st Century.”