Keeping The Castle
Keeping The Castle tells the story of an Earl and Viscount (father and son) who are determined to maintain their family home and heritage in increasingly difficult times. Crom Castle in Co Fermanagh has been the ancestral seat of the Crichton’s for more than 400 years. And as the only boy in a family of five children, John (Viscount Crichton) will one day inherit the castle from his father, Lord Erne. This hour-long documentary follows John as he juggles his busy life in London with his responsibilities at Crom, from helping put on weddings to providing the location for BBC TV series Blandings. Owning a castle in idyllic countryside may seem like a fairy-tale of old to many but, for father and son the Earl of Erne and Viscount Crichton, it’s a very modern story of struggling finances and family responsibility.